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October/November 2011 (vol. 08/3)

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An ageing workforce

Implications for occupational health

Summary:

Organisations are not fully prepared for the consequences of an ageing workforce, argues Karen Coomer. An age-managed approach focusing on the Work Ability Index is an appropriate response, but to be successful requires a wider public or organisational health approach in the workplace.

Ageing is a political, organisational and individual concern. Questions about how older people will live, what they.…

Karen Coomer is an occupational health nurse practitioner and the director of KC Business Health Ltd.

Author: Coomer K

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2011 (vol. 08/3) pp15-18

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