Slide 42

Slide 42


Title: Physical Capacity: Can Older Workers Keep Up?


  • Physiology
    • Maximal strength at 20-30 years
    • O2 uptake reduced to 70% (max) by 65 years
    • Older adults work closer to capacity
  • Match Ability to Job Requirements
    • Change in industry from manufacturing to services
    • Change in job duties from physical to mental
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