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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ASSE-16-578
....: One-third of workers are over age 50 and the average age of a highly skilled manufacturing worker is 56 a group that may swell to 115 million workers by 2020. 1 Skilled trades also have far fewer 65-and-older workers than the labor force as a whole, meaning that many skilled workers aren t holding...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2015
Paper Number: ASSE-15-765
... of today's workforce that greatly impacts employee health, wellness and safety. Age When you look at today's workforce, what do you see? What do you see at your company? What is the mix of younger, middle and older workers? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest group of workers...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-632
... older adult cardiology workplace younger worker safety full-time worker physical activity health & medicine hazard death occupational injury injury knowledge workforce vascular disease baby boomer employer older worker health consideration california introduction consumer...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 8–11, 2014
Paper Number: ASSE-14-663
... employers have concerns about the safety and health of larger numbers of older workers? Well, the reason is more than just an increase in chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension that may increase health care costs. Older workers typically have a decrease in flexibility, strength and lean body mass...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-557
... workplace injury significant challenge requirement health safety professional australia regulation gulf region application assessment older worker workforce legislation injuriesboard government respondent employer Introduction Every Country has taken its own pace...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-514
... the significant costs associated with older worker injuries whether it is the cost of absenteeism or cost of workers compensation losses. Finally, taking all of the information about aging workers, injuries, and costs we will attempt to take a glimpse of successful efforts already put into play by other...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-560
... Introduction The aging workforce is not a new topic to ASSE members, as there have been several conference papers over the past decade providing guidance on managing older workers. Of particular note are the contributions by Alma Jackson and Joel Haight. In Jackson's 2007 ASSE conference paper...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-529
... older worker Introduction The maturing workforce is often seen as an issue to be dealt with instead of an asset to leverage. Although we often document how our organizations run, there are frequently knowledge gaps that are "filled in" by the tribal knowledge of our experienced workforce...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-613
... workforce workplace injury older worker Introduction Since 2005 the incidence of serious injuries, those requiring lengthy periods of time off duty or restricted duty, has been on the rise as documented by numerous sources, including those cited below. In general, these increases are irrespective...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-731
... fatality rate ergonomics category age group neurology us government highest fatality rate job experience fatality machinery accident fatal accident artificial intelligence neural network older worker health & medicine new york injury risk index younger worker human...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-717
...Session No. 717 Cognitive Ergonomics and the Older Worker: Training that Works! Alma Jackson, Ph.D., RN, COHN-S President Colorado Safety Works, Inc. Grand Junction, CO Introduction The baby boomer generation is defined as those born between 1946 and 1964. Until recently, it was anticipated...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-780
... in dim light (Haight, 2003.) Older workers are also more susceptible to scene clutter. Over the age of 40, an individual s vision may change faster than in prior years so that they now need to hold a book or newspaper further away from their eyes to get the correct focal point. This carries...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 9–12, 2008
Paper Number: ASSE-08-610
... community. A look at the changing demographics of the workplace and public policy decisions are impacting forever the nature of older workers in our places of business. In the past, many employees looked forward to a pension plan that was designed, funded and administered by their employer. They knew...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference, June 24–27, 2007
Paper Number: ASSE-07-0625
... tissue injuries of the back, neck, knees, arms, shoulders - tend to be more prevalent and costly among older workers negative perceptions of older workers among their managers, younger peers and even within themselves might lead to self-fulfilling prophecies of expecting to be injured (which...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference, June 24–27, 2007
Paper Number: ASSE-07-1317
... lives (NIOSH, 2004). The baby boom generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) is 77.5 million strong and the first official year of retirement is 2011. Most employers focus on easing older workers out the door as they near retirement age. However, 79% of boomers plan to work during their retirement...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2005
Paper Number: ASSE-05-505
... in error rate. Designing for an aging work force, may aid productivity and safety. Who Are Older Workers? For the purpose of this paper older workers are defined as the members of the working population who are 55 yrs and older. However, this paper also addresses those 45 and older for various...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2005
Paper Number: ASSE-05-501
... worker older worker health & medicine muscle group Introduction It is generally accepted that the modal age of workers in the U.S. petroleum industry is increasing. This trend is not likely to change in the near future owing to recent changes in the age of eligibility for Social Security...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2005
Paper Number: ASSE-05-550
... population. The following chart from the Monthly Labor Review as of 2004 indicates the median age for the population in general as well as the labor force for 1992, 2002, and 2012. Table:Median Age (available in full paper). Does it cost more to keep the older worker? Can the older worker be as productive...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2004
Paper Number: ASSE-04-729-1
...% and those 16–24 will actually decrease by 2.8% (Fullerton, 1999). This decline will lead to a proportionally smaller pool of younger workers. Legislation and public attention has focused on the protection of older workers. In 1967 the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was passed. It prevented...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 22–25, 2003
Paper Number: ASSE-03-524
... to enhance worker health and safety in America's aging workforce. The characteristic changes involved in an aging workforce will be discussed as well as recommendations to employers to enhance worker health and safety. Demographics The definition of older worker varies according to source. The American...

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