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Protecting Older Workers on the Job: How to Develop Effective Strategies for Keeping Them Safe and Productive - On-Demand

Protecting Older Workers on the Job: How to Develop Effective Strategies for Keeping Them Safe and Productive - On-Demand

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Protecting Older Workers on the Job: How to Develop Effective Strategies for Keeping Them Safe and Productive - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to keep older workers safe on the job and minimize legal risks.


 

According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics 25-year review of broad trends in occupational injuries and illnesses, while both fatal and nonfatal injuries have declined overall, work-related deaths and injuries have increased—both in total number and in rate—for workers 55 and older.

While older workers contribute a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge, they also face unique risk factors that can raise sensitive health and safety issues. With people increasingly postponing retirement and remaining in the workforce longer, employers must find ways to protect this demographic on the job and implement effective safety interventions while avoiding allegations of age discrimination.

Use this on-demand webinar when Jim Grosch and Juliann Scholl, co-directors of NIOSH’s National Center for Productive and Aging and Work, will provide valuable insights into how to keep older workers safe on the job.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the unique safety risk factors faced by older workers on the job
  • Recognize the reasons behind older workers’ increased rate of occupational injuries and fatalities
  • Describe the changing demographics of the U.S. workforce and its potential to impact your safety performance and workers’ compensation costs
  • Develop effective strategies to keep older workers safe and productive
  • Adapt your safety processes to the unique needs of older workers while avoiding allegations of age discrimination

 

About Your Presenters:

James GroschJames Grosch, PhD, MBA
Co-director, Senior Research Psychologist
NIOSH’s Center for Productive Aging and Work

James Grosch, PhD, MBA is a research psychologist and co-director of NIOSH’s Center for Productive Aging and Work. His work at NIOSH focuses on better understanding how behavioral and work organization factors affect a worker’s safety and health. Recent projects include: changes in health and cognitive ability that workers experience as they age, characteristics of age-friendly workplaces, job stressors associated with increased risk of heart disease and depression, and the impact of job transitions (e.g., retirement, being laid off) on both physical and mental health outcomes.

Juliann SchollJuliann Scholl, PhD
Co-director
NIOSH’s Center for Productive Aging and Work

Juliann Scholl, PhD is a Social Science Researcher at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Scholl is Co-director of the NIOSH National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW). She explores how occupational safety and health research findings can best be turned into guidance and delivered through a variety of channels to NIOSH stakeholders for application to the work environment. In addition to co-directing NCPAW, Scholl conducts translation research with emphasis on the reduction of musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers of different age groups. She also examines workplace intergenerational tensions and does survey research in assessing stakeholder satisfaction and impact. Scholl has expertise in cultural communication, qualitative methods, and health issues among Hispanics and older adults. Prior to NIOSH, she was a tenured professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University. Scholl received her Ph.D. in Communication from University of Oklahoma and her Masters in Communication Studies from University of Alabama.


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