MEMIC Safety Experts Podcast

America's Aging Workforce with Al Brown

Episode #29 | Published September 28, 2020

According to a 2018 research paper published in Sage Journal’s Workplace Health and Safety, citing numbers from NIOSH, the number of individuals aged 65 and older is projected to double by 2030, hitting 20% of the total US population. And the US Census Bureau projects that older adults (65 and older) will out-number children (18 and younger) by 2034.

Americans are staying at work longer than any other time in our industrial history. This brings numerous benefits as well as unique challenges to employers across the country. 

On this Episode of the MEMIC Safety Experts Podcast, Pete talks with Al Brown, MEMIC’s Director of Ergonomics. Together they dig into America’s Aging workforce then talk about some strategies for injury prevention, and how employers can continue to enhance workplace safety. 

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