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Safety considerations for the aging workforce.

Authors
Kowalski-Trakofler-KM; Steiner-LJ; Schwerha-DJ
Source
Saf Sci 2005 Dec; 43(10):779-793
NIOSHTIC No.
20028989
Abstract
This paper discusses some of the psychological and physical issues of the aging workforce based on recent literature. Descriptions of physical aging and cognitive aging are presented, and the relationship of these factors to worker safety, especially those relevant to the mining industry, is discussed. The authors include suggestions for the integration of this knowledge in the design of appropriate safety and health interventions for older workers.
Keywords
Age-factors; Workers; Safety-research; Mining-industry; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Physical-capacity; Ergonomics
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
SSCIEO
Publication Date
20051201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0925-7535
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Safety Science
State
PA
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