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Importance of ergonomics for the aging worker.
Davis KG; Jorgensen MJ; Grosch JW; Marras WS; Chaffin DB; Czaja S; Redfern MS
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2003 Oct; :1213-1215
The purpose of the panel will be to discuss the ramifications of the numerous aging-related declines and how they impact the risk of injury in the workplace. Specific attention will be given to how the various components of the musculoskeletal system interact with each other. The discussion will provide potential intervention strategies that accommodate for the special needs of older workers. Through the diverse backgrounds or the panelists, a more comprehensive dialogue will provide better evidence of the strength and weaknesses of the literature regarding this rapidly growing at-risk population.
Ergonomics; Human-factors-engineering; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscular-disorders; Muscles; Muscle-stress; Muscle-tension; Worker-health; Work-performance; Work-operations; Work-practices; Work-environment; Workplace-studies; Workplace-monitoring; Statistical-analysis; Posture; Body-mechanics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Age-factors
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting
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