Fit For Work Blog

Infographic: Ergonomics for Everyone: Designing with Every Employee in Mind

Published Mar 19, 2019 4:20:11 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Infographic, Safety, Leadership, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

Ergonomics can be an integral part of design, manufacturing, and day-to-day tasks occurring on
the job. 

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Human-Centric Design: Adjustability is the Key

Published Mar 13, 2019 4:25:06 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

It’s no secret that humans are all shapes and sizes. All you have to do to see these different sizes is look around you while you are at work, the grocery store, the airport, a sporting event, etc. How do we account for these different sizes of human operators in the work environment? The answer is using anthropometric data.

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The Benefits of Creating an Age-Friendly Workplace

Published Feb 26, 2019 4:25:07 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

The American workforce is aging, as workers live longer and postpone retirement. In the face of these demographic facts, the concept of the “age-friendly workplace” is emerging from academic research into implementation.1

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Infographic: A Fit For Work Guide to Protecting Your Aging Workforce

Published Feb 25, 2019 4:32:39 PM posted in Injury Prevention, Infographic, Safety, Leadership, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

As America’s workforce ages, employers are looking for ways to keep this valuable demographic on the job. How do we ensure we retain this talent and keep this valuable worker population healthy?

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Best Practices for Hiring and Retaining Older Workers

Published Feb 20, 2019 12:34:58 PM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

The fact that our workforce is aging1 has been viewed with alarm in some quarters—but a realistic assessment accentuates the positive. On the Society for Human Resource Management web site, Dana Wilkie points out that older workers, blue-collar and white-collar, tend to bring to the table experience, professionalism, a strong work ethic, lower turnover, and solid knowledge of the job.2
So to get and hold these valuable workers, these strategies are helpful:

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The Aging Workforce: A Silver Lining For Employers

Published Feb 13, 2019 10:22:46 AM posted in Workplace Injuries, Safety, Training, Early Intervention, Employee Retention, Aging Workforce

It’s no secret the workforce is aging at a rapid pace. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 1 in 4 of the 164 million labor force will be 55 and older by 2024. There are many reasons for this changing demographic including lower birth rates and the financial and emotional need for workers to stay in the workforce well past traditional retirement age. We are not here to solve the global issue
but rather offer some proactive measures to assist employers in keeping their workforce safe
and productive.

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