Recorded at AIHce EXP 2023
Occupational health specialists know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to addressing the S&H concerns of every age group in the workforce. Employees' needs vary generationally, from those new to the workforce to those nearing retirement. The younger generation has more access to information, however they require training about the safety issues they may encounter. Simultaneously, while our more seasoned colleagues benefit from years of experience, exposure to hazardous substances and environments can be increasingly harmful as one ages. Each generation comes to the workplace with different communication styles, attitudes about their trades, and effective training methods. Our response to employee health and safety must be dynamic and ever-changing. It is imperative to zoom out from our day-to-day routines, analyze trends and data, and design health and safety programs that incorporate preventative measures to meet the needs of our workforce as a whole. This session will empower IH, EHS, and occupational health specialists to identify generational differences and challenges, enabling them to design and apply programs that address all their employees' needs, regardless of age.
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Design targeted interventions that are crafted through data analysis.
• Analyze injury trends, biometric info and occupational health screening records.
• Use such data to provide recommendations for a safe and healthy workplace.
• Identify examples of generationally different health and safety concerns.
Scott Strickland, PT, MPT