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Accommodating an aging workforce

With spiraling economy and an indecisive stock market, America’s workforce is holding on to jobs longer while they still can.

Translation: we have an aging workforce, and don’t expect it to change anytime soon.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of workers 55 and older will grow 46.7% by 2016 [1], 5.5 times the amount of overall labor growth.To accommodate these changing dynamics, medical facilities especially should concentrate on designing a safe and productive workplace for aging employees. Here are some tips: