Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 NORA Symposium will be held online via ZOOM.
The U.S. workforce is going through a major demographic shift. Over the coming decade, workers 55 years and older are expected to make up an increasingly larger percentage of the workforce, while the percentage of workers in younger age groups is expected to decline or remain flat. This unprecedented change in age structure will affect virtually all sectors of the economy and has profound implications for the field of occupational safety and health.
This presentation explores the concept of productive aging, which involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for workers of all ages. The presentation will provide an overview of current demographic trends, examine how occupational safety and health outcomes change with age, describe NIOSH research priorities on productive aging, and apply a goal setting framework to identify and plan strategies for designing an age-friendly workplace. Dr. Grosch will also discuss how the current COVID-19 pandemic might impact older workers in the future.
If you are unable to participate, the webinar will be recorded for later viewing.
This event is co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (MCOHS) and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH)