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Managing the Aging Workforce: Implications for Workplace Stress, Health, Safety and Performance

Presented by CROET and PSU Occupational Health Psychology Program 


Friday, October 30, 2009 from 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
University Place, Portland State University,
Wahkeena Falls & Elowah Rooms


Symposium Description

Employers face many challenges in adapting to the aging U.S. workforce. At this conference we bring together leading researchers and practitioners to discuss this coming demographic shift and implications for workplace health, safety, attitudes, and performance.


Program Agenda

8:45 -  9:15     Registration & refreshments

9:15 -  9:30     Introduction

9:30 - 10:30    Work Stress & Health Issues for an Aging Workforce
Janet Barnes-Farrell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology & Director, Industrial Psychology Applications Center, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut
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10:30 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 11:45  Changes in Workforce Demographics and the Future of Work and Retirement
Jost Lottes, Ph,D., Director, Senior Adult Learning Center, Portland State University
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11:45 - 12:45   Lunch

12:45 - 1:45    Workplace Safety for the Aging Workforce
Lynda Enos, RN, MS, COHN-S, CPE, Ergonomist, Oregon Nurses Association & HumanFit
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1:45 - 2:00     Break

 2:00 - 3:00    Age and Work Performance: Myths and Realities
Donald Truxillo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology Program, Portland State University
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3:00 - 3:30     Panel and Audience Discussion
Moderated by Donald Truxillo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology Program, Portland State University


0.84 Industrial Hygiene CM Points have been awarded by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene for this course. Continuing education credits have been requested for occupational health nurses.

 

Questions? Contact us at CROETweb@ohsu.edu