Aging Workforce Project

In late 2015, LOHP and the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) convened a roundtable discussion on Health and Safety and the Aging Workforce. The purpose of the roundtable was to: identify model programs, best practices, and messages that promote the health and safety of the aging workforce; use the experiences of older workers to encourage the creation of workplaces that are healthy and safe for everyone; support Return-to-Work policies that bring injured older workers back into the workforce; and develop recommendations and policies that help achieve age-friendly workplaces. Participants included representatives from unions, community-based organizations, private businesses, employer associations, insurance agencies, universities, and state agencies.

 

Here is a link to the report summarizing the findings from the roundtable discussion and additional research that was conducted as well as recommendations for future study:
http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc/reports/2016/agingworkforce.pdf