On the clock and over the hill? Ageing workers in physical industries

Gabrielle Lis

We can't turn back the clock, but we can offer advice on how to minimise the impact of age on "work ability" in physically intensive industries.

Mark Twain said that, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Here at RTW Matters we say that’s all very well for him: but what about when your responsibilities include managing workers’ compensation and RTW in an industry that relies on physical labour? Like the rest of the developed world, Australia is seeing a significant, continuing increase in the average age of ...

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Published 29 March, 2009 | Updated 12 May, 2015