Figure 6. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses to registered nurses, by event or exposure and selected private industry, 2016
Event or exposure Ambulatory healthcare services Hospitals Nursing and residential care facilities

Violent events

4.7 13.5 16.2

Transportation incidents

16.9 0.8 3.4

Falls, slips, and trips

31.9 21.9 34.5

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

2.2 3.5 4.1

Contact with objects or equipment

9.1 10.3 8.1

Overexertion and bodily reaction

35.0 49.7 34.5

Note: Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding and some nonclassifiable cases. Data are available only for cases involving days away from work.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.