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May 16, 2018
Deaths from Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2007–2016

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6718a1.htm

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) illustrates how the rate of deaths from falls among persons aged ≥65 years increased 31% from 2007 to 2016, increasing in 30 states and the District of Columbia, and among men and women. As the U.S. population aged ≥65 years increases, health care providers can address the rising number of deaths from falls in this age group by asking about fall occurrences, assessing gait and balance, reviewing medications, and prescribing interventions such as strength and balance exercises or physical therapy.

Source: CDC

Mar 01, 2014
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Healthy Aging at Work

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/healthyagingatwork/

This topic page addresses challenges and strategies in workplace safety and health respective to aging workers.

Source: NIOSH

Aug 01, 2013
Occupational Highway Transportation Deaths Among Workers Aged 55 Years — United States, 2003–2010

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6233a1.htm

To characterize older workers at highest risk, CDC analyzed data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for the period 2003–2010 and compared occupational highway transportation deaths among workers aged 55–64 years and 65 years with those among younger workers.

Source: CDC

Oct 01, 2012
Workers Compensation and the Aging Workforce: Is 35 the new

https://www.ncci.com/Articles/Documents/II_Research_Brief_Aging_Workforce-2012.pdf

This study extends the 2011 NCCI analysis and finds additional similarities between the 35-and-older-age cohorts. The paper compares the share of claims by diagnosis and age cohorts.

Source: NCCI

May 01, 2011
Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Among Older Workers - United States, 2009

http://cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6016a3.htm

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated that, based on employer reports, an estimated 210,830 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among older workers in 2009 resulted in lost workdays.

Source: CDC

Dec 01, 2009
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Aging Workers

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/aging_workers.html

This issue of OSH Answers addresses issues related to aging workers, such as specific health and safety concerns, what physical changes occur, and more.

Source: CCOHS

Dec 01, 2009
Safety and Health Issues in an Aging Workforce

http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/aging_workforce.html

A panel, including NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard, discusses the rise of aging workers in the workforce and examines ways to protect them.

Source: OSHA

Dec 01, 2009
Aging in the Workplace FactSheet (PDF)

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/pubs/videoresource/fsageinwork.pdf

With Americans living longer they are also working longer, making older workers an invaluable part of any company. They bring wisdom, knowledge and experience.

Source: TDI

Dec 01, 2009
Occupational Health Sciences Symposium: Managing the Aging Workforce (online materials)

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/outreach/managing-the-aging-workforce.cfm

Copies of presentations from this CROET/PSU Symposium on Managing the Aging Workforce held on October 30, 2009 are available here.Includes recently added extensive bibliography listed as "Access Extensive Bibliography & Resource Page."

Source: Occupational Health Sciences