Advancing Workplace Health Protection and Promotion for an Aging Workforce

  title={Advancing Workplace Health Protection and Promotion for an Aging Workforce},
  author={Ronald R Loeppke and Anita L. Schill and Lewis Casey Chosewood and James W. Grosch and Pamela Allweiss and Wayne N. Burton and Janet L. Barnes-Farrell and Ron Z. Goetzel and Luann Heinen and Thomas Warner Hudson and Pamela A. Hymel and James A. Merchant and Dee W. Edington and Doris L Konicki and Paul W Larson},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
Objective: To explore issues related to the aging workforce, including barriers to integrating health protection and promotion programs, and provide recommendations for best practices to maximize contributions by aging workers. Methods: Workgroups reviewed literature and case studies to develop consensus statements and recommendations for a national approach to issues related to older workers. Results: Consensus statements and actions steps were identified for each of the Summit goals and call… 
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