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Employers Take Steps to Keep Older Workers Safe

When managers at Bon Secours Virginia Health System started analyzing workers’ compensation cases, they noticed a bad combination: Older nurses were having problems from lifting heavy and sicker patients. “We saw an increase in back injuries and older workers were …

Older Worker Fatalities Higher Than All Other Age Groups

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers …

Older Worker Rate Highest Since 1962

Retire by your mid-60s? How 1960s. More Americans age 65 and over are still punching the clock, and the last time the percentage was this high was when John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Last month, 19 percent …

Older Workers Effect on Workers’ Comp Injuries and Costs

Employment of workers aged 65 or older grew by 101 percent between 1997 and 2007, while employment of individuals 75 and older increased by 172 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2020, one in four Americans will …

Older Versus Younger Workers Bring Different Advantages to Job

In the workplace, age matters – but hiring or promoting based on age-related mental abilities can be a minefield, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Older executives bring valuable skills to the job, such as higher …