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US figures on death in employment – link suggested to increase in older workers via @FairWarningNews

by on September 28, 2015

This report by ‘FairWarning’ (a non-profit investigative news organization focusing on health, safety and environmental issues) might not be the most uplifting reading for a Monday morning but it provides interesting facts and figures about an overall 2% (or just over 4600 deaths) rise in the US of deaths at work.

The report breaks down the totals to date by ethnicity, gender and age.  In particular there is concern that there is a relationship to the increase in workers over 65 and the assumption that these workers will adapt to organisational processes rather than organisations making adjustments to the older workers themselves.

These are however provisional figures and the full analysis will not be available until later in the year.  However it seems that these sorts of statistics will be worth closer investigation as the age profile of many workplaces changes over the coming years.

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