09/19/2005

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

This quote of Laurence Binyon, 1869 -1943, titles a report "Facts and
misconceptions about age, health status and employability" funded by The
British Age Partnership Group and the Department for Work and Pensions. The
report provides information to dispel commonly held inaccurate perceptions
about the older worker relating to capability and in terms of illness and
disease, cognitive capacity, physical strength and endurance and accident
proneness.

It also informs on a range of information and guidance products available on
age diversity and employment practices, demonstrating that health and safety
cannot be used as an excuse to justify the exclusion of older workers.

The writers conclude that older adults are vastly different from each other and
no stereotype of older workers is likely to be true for all, or even most,
older workers. It is recognised that older workers are a valuable resource for
organisations.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive