Slide 48

Slide 48


Title: Essentials


  • 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!
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