Health and safety needs of older workers provides an image of what is currently known about the health and safety needs of older workers and the research needed to encourage social polices that guarantee older workers a meaningful share of the nations work opportunities. Allowing older workers more time to absorb health and safety information or training for example by introducing self paced training introducing opportunities for older workers to choose to move to other types of work designing tasks that contain an element of manual handling in such a way that they eliminate or minimise the risk. On occupational health safety and health promotion interventions to help manage the health and wellbeing of older workers specifically those aged 50 and over the research had three key goals to establish whether the health safety and health promotion needs of older workers are different from those of other age groups. To permit effective examination of the relationship between health and employment and work related factors among older workers it is necessary to create new longitudinal data sets containing detailed information on workers employment histories and the specific demands of the job as well as objective information on the health and safety risks to workers in the job. Government of western australia department of commerce understanding the safety and health needs of your workplace older workers and safety a guide for employers workers safety and health representatives and committees western australia worksafe commission for occupational safety and health
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