OhioBWC - Employer:  (Protecting older workers)


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 non-work-related disabilities.

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.

Employing older workers and controlling workers’ compensation costs

Accident prevention for older workers

Safety tips

Workplace safety is ageless

BWC lifting guidelines

Ohio Department of Aging

Healthy Aging at Work

Employees who are Aging