Designing Safety and Health for an Aging Workforce

Credit: 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.0 Safety CM Points # 07 -1954
Description: By 2030, forty-two percent of the US population will be more than 45 years-old. With aging, there can be declining physical and cognitive abilities. In this seminar, you will learn about those variables that will allow you to contribute to the work setting design process. You will take away information to support systems and processes that enable older workers to maximize productivity and minimize error rates while functioning normally.

Learn to
∑ Assess the safety and health risks in your organization as they impact your aging workforce
∑ Tailor your safety and health efforts to respond to the workforce changes that occur with aging
∑ Better utilize the experience of an aging workforce to strengthen performance of your organizationís safety operations
∑ Manage self-induced accommodations made by the aging workforce to ensure safe operations
∑ Build safety into the design for an aging workforce
  Instructor(s): Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CIH, CSP, Associate Professor, Penn State University, University Park, PA