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NIOSH and CDC Fact Sheets

NIOSH Fact Sheet: Older Drivers in the Workplace: Crash Prevention for Employers and Workers
A two-page NIOSH fact sheet on older drivers with suggestions for prevention and an analysis of work-related crashes.

Older Employees in the Workplace: CDC National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP) Issue Brief
A 7-page overview on the health and safety issues of the aging workforce presented in a joint webinar hosted by NWHP.

NIOSH Press Release

Aging Workers at Higher Risk of Death, Severe Injury, Conference Report Suggests Ways to Keep Workers Healthy and Productive
A summary of issues discussed at the 2009 Healthy Aging for Workers conference.

On the NIOSH Science Blog

Safer and Healthier at Any Age
Article discussing strategies for supporting a more competitive, sustainable and safer multi-generational workforce.

Joint Pain in the Workplace
Post discussing the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders, the increasing frequency with which they will be seen in the workplace because of demographic shifts, and potential interventions to help preserve joint health.

NIOSH Medscape Articles

When it comes to work, how old is too old?
An article written by NIOSH discussing ways to protect aging workers and promote their wellbeing, as benefits of the aging workforce for employers.

Select Partner Resources

U.S. Governmental Organizations

CDC Program on Healthy Aging
A joint effort among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Administration on Aging
The federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The main federal agency for labor economics and statistics

Monthly Labor Review
Presents research in a variety of fields, including the labor force, employment, productivity, and occupational injuries and illnesses. Several articles are available on the aging workforce.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
The federal agency dedicated to improve the quality and use of aging-related data.

Publications related to older workers include
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being

The Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change in America,
presented to the National Conference on the New Human Resources Frontier: Utilizing Older Workers for Competitive Advantage at the Center for Productive Longevity

National Institute on Aging
Conducts and supports research on biomedical, social, and behavioral issues of older people.

National Non-Profit Organizations

AARP—Work & Retirement
Membership organization that advocates for people age 50 and older.

Sample publications include Making Work More Flexible and 50 Hispanic Workers: A Growing Segment of the U.S. Workforce.

American Society on Aging
Professionals concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.

Gerontological Society of America Promotes scientific study of aging in both the biomedical and behavioral/social sciences, along with National Academy on an Aging Society, the policy institute of the Gerontological Society of America.

Urban Institute: Retirement and Older Americans
Several reports are available on aging, retirement, and work issues.

University-Based Centers Focusing on Healthy Aging

Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology (CREATE)
Multi-site center involving the University of Miami, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Pittsburgh, and Florida State University.

Institute for Workplace Innovation (iwin), University of Kentucky
iwin offers educational opportunities to help employers develop innovative workplace practices.

The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College
Promotes quality of employment and workplace flexibility as an imperative for the 21st century multi-generational workforce.

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Focus is on promoting research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to the policy community and the public, to help train new scholars, and to broaden access to valuable data sources.

Institute for Social Research: Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
The Institute is located at the University of Michigan and conducts the HRS, a longitudinal study of health, retirement, and aging sponsored by the National Institute on Aging

International Organizations

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
A cross scientific research institute, that promotes work safety, occupational health and well-being at work.

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
EU agency providing knowledge to assist European social policymakers with the development of social and work-related policies

Safety and Health Executive
An independent regulator and actor for the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

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