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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Nellie J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T15:24:36Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T15:24:36Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-09
dc.identifier.other14849884
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/74271
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] What do we mean by an “aging workforce”? As we live longer and healthier, older people continue to grow as a proportion of the working population. The number of workers of age 45 and older has doubled since 1950. Workers >55 years of age are the workforce’s fastest growing group. While many enjoy their jobs, satisfied to be useful and productive, for others, there is no choice -- expenses, especially health care costs, necessitate postponing retirement. As baby boomers retire, they are followed by a substantially-smaller younger generation. Many employers want to attract and retain more experienced workers. Older workers are safer workers,but aging can sometimes make an injury more severe. An example would be a fall for a young person producing bruises, whereas a fall from the same height for an older person produces broken bones. Or an older person might see more strains and sprains from a job than a younger person. Certainly, as we age, our rate of healing is slower and we might need more time for recuperation than a younger person.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Cornell University. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectaging workforce
dc.subjecthealth
dc.subjectsafety
dc.subjectinjuries
dc.titleHealth and Safety Issues of an Aging Workforce
dc.typearticle
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local.authorAffiliationBrown, Nellie J.: njb7@cornell.edu Cornell University ILR School


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