Workers Health & Safety Centre

Toronto plenary to explore health and safety and the aging workforce

Toronto plenary to explore health and safety and the aging workforce
Toronto-based Institute for Work and Health (IWH) is hosting an open plenary looking into health and safety-related issues for Canada’s aging workforce.   
 
What:    Health and Safety Issues in the Aging Workforce
When:   Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where:  481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto
Who:      Open invitation
 
Harry Shannon of McMaster University’s Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics looks at some key questions around policies encouraging older workers to remain in the workforce. He will discuss the health effects of normal aging and their implications for health and safety, as well as ways to manage the aging workforce.
 
According to the 2011 Canadian National Household Survey (NHS), workers aged 55 years and over accounted for 18.7% of total employment compared to 15.5% in the 2006 Census. And this upward trend is expected to continue with seven in 10 Canadians planning to work beyond retirement age, according to a 2011 poll conducted by the Bank of Nova Scotia.
 
The IWH invites all to attend. Due to limited seating, they ask that you please RSVP to Albana Çanga (acanga@iwh.on.ca) if you plan to attend.
 
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