Protecting older workers: a call to action
Welcome to BWC’s Protecting Older Workers Web site. This
site provides employers with information on workplace safety and the workers’
compensation issues an older work force introduces.
Whatever the reasons, whether workers choosing to stay beyond the traditional
retirement age or the relative decrease in the number of available younger workers,
most employers will need to use, and perhaps accommodate, an older work force in the
near future. Our goal is to provide you with recommendations for reducing the risk of
workplace injuries and accommodating individuals who may have both work and
In the column to the right you'll find our safety tips page converted into a downloadable portable
document format (PDF). This way you can print the document and share with your work force. We encourage you to incorporate
these tips into your workplace safety strategies. We’ve also posted an informative article on
protecting older workers. This article was first published in the winter 2005 issue of Workers’ Comp
Quarterly magazine. If you haven’t read the article yet, you can download it by clicking on the link in the right-hand column.
It’s in your company and society’s best interest to keep your workers, including older workers, safe and
healthy. We encourage you to come back to this site regularly as we update and add more information.
Conference report: Healthy Aging for a Sustainable Workforce
Employing older workers and controlling workers’ compensation costs
Accident prevention for older workers
Workplace safety is ageless
BWC lifting guidelines
Ohio Department of Aging
Designing the age-friendly workplace