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The case studies collected here demonstrate some of the practical ways in which the challenges of an ageing workforce have been successfully addressed. They include an age management programme in a local government organisation in Finland, using performance reviews, management training and occupational healthcare provision to reduce sick leave and increase retirement age; the introduction of lifting equipment and changes to work organisation in a roofing microenterprise in Germany, with the aim of retaining older workers; and a programme providing new equipment and better lighting and improving work organisation in a Polish sewing plant that eliminated accidents, reduced absenteeism and increased precision.

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The Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards are organised by EU-OSHA as part of its campaign “Healthy Workplaces for All Ages”. The campaign promotes sustainable work and healthy ageing right from the start of working lives and the awards aim to recognise companies and organisations that have...See more

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General Electric (GE) Money Bank a.s. initiated its ‘GE Pro zdraví’ programme in March 2010, in line with GE’s global health culture strategy. ‘Health Ahead’ is a GE certification standard that evaluates workplaces on specific healthy workplace metrics beyond the required health and safety...See more

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Premogovnik Velenje coal mine is committed to worker safety and health, having established the ‘Care for a healthy worker’ programme in 1998. The programme aims to reduce sickness absence and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and targets all workers, prioritising older employees. Senior benefits...See more

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ISS Facility Services provide facility and property management services. Of 29,835 employees, 1,834 are entitled to senior benefits. The work is physically and mentally demanding so measures targeting the health of older workers were introduced based on collective agreements with trade unions....See more

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Northumbrian Water Group Limited (NWL) supplies and manages waste water systems. Of the total workforce, 30 % is over 50 years old. - Sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders and stress costs GBP 1 million annually. NWL’s ‘Wellbeing Programme’ aims to prevent health problems before they...See more

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