As a nurse, you dedicate your days to serving patients and protecting them from harm. Hospitals and outpatient facilities place great emphasis on patient safety-and for good reason. However, as you take care of your patients, you also have to take care of yourself.

Nurses have physically demanding jobs, and as such, they have a high risk of workplace injury. To protect yourself on the job, you need to know the most common on-the-job injuries for nurses and ways you and your employer can work to prevent them.