Aging workers face the same workplace hazards as other workers, including severe injuries from falls, harmful exposures or transportation incidents. And as Americans live and work longer, the likelihood grows for work-related injuries.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health report, just under 10 percent of workplace fatalities were among workers aged 65 and older. Also, the fatality rate for older workers was nearly three times that of younger workers. Due to the apparent dangers in specific industries, it’s essential for employers to have safe practices for all their employees, despite their age.