Productive Aging and Implications of an Aging Workforce

As we move further into the 21st century, converging demographic, economic, and
cultural trends have made population aging one of the most important issues
facing workers and businesses. In this context, however, far less attention has
been paid to the safety and health needs of older workers.

Focus on worker safety for all ages is necessary, in order to promote their
lifelong well-being, and to advance the concept of productive aging. This
concept calls for providing a safe and healthy work environment for all workers
and creating work conditions that allow workers of every age to function
optimally and thrive-without disabling work injuries and illnesses. This should
begin on their first day on any job and continue until the last day before they
fully retire.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Centre for Occupational Health and Safety