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IntroductionThis article concerns early intervention where work is compromised by or aggravates a musculoskeletal problem. The sooner a musculoskeletal problem is managed, the less likely it is that it will lead to long-term work loss. Early healthcare…
IntroductionDue to an ageing population and global economic competition, there is a societal need for people to extend their working lives while maintaining high work productivity. This article presents an overview of the labour participation, job…
IntroductionThere is no specific OSH policy, strategy or programme in Cyprus that directly relates to the health and safety of older workers. Occupational health and safety of older workers is covered indirectly though the broader area of legislation on…
Initiatives from government/ government-affiliated organisationsOccupational health and safety The Austrian Occupational Safety and Health Strategy 2007 – 2012[1] (Austrian OSH Strategy) involves all national and regional actors for health and safety at…
Initiatives from government/ government-affiliated organisationsNational level Occupational health and safety The latest National Strategy for Well-being at Work dates from 2008-2012[1] and a new strategy is currently being prepared by the National…
Initiatives from government/ government-affiliated organisationsThere are no special national strategies and programmes related to the occupational health and safety of older workers. Most of the policies and measures at national, regional and local…
Initiatives from government/government-affiliated organisationsOccupational health and safety In December 2008 the Ministry in charge of labour adopted the National Programme on Health Protection and Safety at Work for the period 2009-2013[1]. According…
IntroductionIn 2011, the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) published a descriptive analysis about retirement in Denmark. The respondents were 50-59 years when they answered the questionnaire. The main conclusions were: 1)…
Initiatives from government/ government-affiliated organisationsNational level Programmes and initiatives aiming to enhance work ability and to lengthen careers started already in the early 1990’s. The early programmes implemented at national level are…
Initiatives from government / government-affiliated organisationsNational level Demographic changes Demography strategy of the Federal Government (Demografiestrategie der Bundesregierung): Germany has been facing major demographic changes in its…