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Deaths from Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2007–2016
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.
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Healthy Aging at Work
This topic page addresses challenges and strategies in workplace safety and health respective to aging workers.
Occupational Highway Transportation Deaths Among Workers Aged 55 Years — United States, 2003–2010
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.
Workers Compensation and the Aging Workforce: Is 35 the new
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.
Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Among Older Workers - United States, 2009
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.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Aging Workers
This issue of OSH Answers addresses issues related to aging workers, such as specific health and safety concerns, what physical changes occur, and more.
Safety and Health Issues in an Aging Workforce
A panel, including NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard, discusses the rise of aging workers in the workforce and examines ways to protect them.
Aging in the Workplace FactSheet (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.
Occupational Health Sciences Symposium: Managing the Aging Workforce (online materials)
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