NSW supports ageing workforce research
The New South Wales Government has invested in two new research projects to ensure work environments are healthy, safe and sustainable for older workers.
The Ageing in Nursing and Construction project, in partnership with the Western Sydney University, aims to address the lack of information on specific challenges in these critical sectors, where maintaining physical and psychological wellbeing is critical to the performance of their work.
The Healthy Older Worker Toolkit study, in partnership with Edith Cowan University, aims to identify and assess the impact of workforce ageing on work health and safety systems. The Toolkit will create an evidence-based tool to help businesses design healthy, safe and sustainable environments for older workers.
Better Regulation and Innovation Minister Kevin Anderson said ““By making workplaces safer for older workers, we can ensure the workforce does not experience the grievances associated with skill shortages. This is particularly important in our regional and remote communities where industry expertise is often held by a limited number of individuals.”