Aging Workforce

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Mar 2014

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.

Aug 2013

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.

Oct 2012

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.

May 2011

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.

Dec 2009

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."

(Occupational Health Sciences)
Dec 2009

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

Dec 2009

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.

Dec 2009

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.