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Hospital’s heavy lifting lightens load on nurses
USA Today

Nurses, nursing aides and orderlies have borne the weight of the nation’s obesity epidemic and suffered the consequences. They have gone home with aching backs and, in worst-case scenarios, ended up in hospitals themselves. “In the course of an eight-hour day, a nurse will typically lift 1.8 tons, which is pretty astronomical,” said Amy Williamson, a workplace safety coordinator for Baptist Hospital here.