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- Do aging workers need special accommodations?
- A well-designed workplace benefits everyone
- Work stations and job tasks need to be matched to the capacity of each worker
- There should be no conflict between ergonomic principles vs. reasonable accommodations
- Are there any specific health and safety concerns related to aging workers?
- Older workers have fewer injuries, but when one occurs, that injury tends to be more severe and it takes worker longer to get better.
- Injuries differ in older workers-there are more musculoskeletal injuries (especially involving the low back)
- No consistent relationship between aging and work performance!