Visual Performance and Occupational Safety Among Aging Workers

Academic Article

Abstract

  • © 2019 The Author(s). With the rapid growth of the aging workforce, age-related conditions may negatively influence overall workplace safety and health among these workers and their employers. In this summary, we have outlined details about visual acuity, glare sensitivity, and contrast sensitivity, which are common age-related vision changes that can potentially affect their occupational safety. The occupational health nurse is well positioned to address these concerns by instructing aging workers about potential development of vision change and ensuring they receive the appropriate vision screening. By assisting employers to modify work environments to accommodate this population, the occupational health nurse can reduce the risk of injury, as well as positively impact the health of their aging workforce.
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    Author List

  • Hammond S; Bowen PG; Hallman MG; Heaton K
  • Start Page

  • 506
  • End Page

  • 511
  • Volume

  • 67
  • Issue

  • 10