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Older Drivers in the Workplace: How Employers and Workers Can Prevent Crashes
This fact sheet gives employers and workers information on age-related physical and mental changes that may affect older workers’ driving.
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.
Advancing Workplace Health Protection and Promotion for an Aging Workforce
Objective: To explore issues related to the aging workforce, including barriers to integrating health protection and promotion programs, and provide recommendations for best practices to maximize contributions by aging 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.
Healthy Aging for Workers, Anticipating the Needs of an Increasingly Aging Workforce, National Labor College, Silver Spring MD, February 17-18, 2009
This page provides access to video highlights and presentations from the February 2009 Aging Workforce in Silver Spring, MD.
Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration on Aging (AOA) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
For more than 60 years, the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has helped to improve the safety and health of people throughout the world. Owned and operated by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, MA, the Institute conducts peer-reviewed research to advance scientific knowledge and help reduce injuries and prevent disability.
Source: Liberty Mutual Group