Most N.J. nurses report job hazards and injuries

  1. TRENTON-More than half of New Jersey hospital nurses have had back issues and other injuries from lifting patients and have been exposed to "superbugs" such as MRSA, while one-third have faced workplace violence while being exposed to pathogens in blood.

    That's according to a new survey by the state's biggest nurses union. Results were to be presented today to the Senate Budget Committee, which is considering two related bills to require New Jersey hospitals and nursing homes to make changes to prevent violence and to protect staff from on-the-job injuries.

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