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September 15th, 2010

More “Silver Tsunami”

Thanks to James Mallon for contributing this post.

Following up on the BMW post from 9/13, an article in last Sunday's New York Times, "Retiring Later Is Hard Road for Laborers", details the struggles of the aging worker when confronted with having to work longer than they had intended, primarily due to financial circumstances.

What I find interesting, is that of the 106 comments, only one mentioned the need to focus on the ergonomics of the workplace to help ease the physical burden of manufacturing jobs.

We have the science.  We have the data.  We just need to get American business to focus on applying it to the workplace – also, please note that easing the pain points in the workplace helps all workers, not just the aging.

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