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NIOSH Total Worker Health webinar focuses on aging workforce

Atlanta – Productive aging is about minimizing losses and maximizing growth. That was the message from James Grosch, NIOSH Center for Productive Aging and Work co-director and research psychologist, during a Sept. 27 webinar, “Productive Aging and Work: Theory, Health Data & Practical Solutions” – part of the NIOSH Total Worker Health webinar series.
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NIOSH webinar to discuss aging workforce

Washington – The next webinar in NIOSH’s Total Worker Health series will provide an “overview of theory, research data, obstacles and potential solutions for addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by an aging workforce.”
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2016 State of Safety: Changing demographics

2016 State of Safety: Changing demographics

A greater number of older workers are staying on the job. How is workplace safety affected?
Older workers have a wealth of knowledge from their years of experience. But they also bring increased risk of on-the-job fatalities and severe injuries. In about six years, one-quarter of all U.S. workers will be 55 or older. What actions can safety professionals take now to ensure a safe workplace down the road? “This is the next frontier,” one safety pro says.
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Editor's Note: Hoping for a ‘win-win’

A few years ago, when Safety+Health published an article about what some employers are doing to accommodate aging workers, I shared in this column the story of a relative by marriage who has worked most of his adult life in a manufacturing plant, and the toll the physical labor has taken on his body.


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