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IOSH discusses health and safety risks of pension age extension

18th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A new event organised by the southern district of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Ireland branch has looked at the health and safety risks brought on by extending the pension age.

It stands at 66-years-old at the moment, though there are plans to raise it to 68 by 2028 and a new event is aiming to underline any work-related problems caused by this.

The event is to take place on April 16th and also aims to address any misconceptions about older workers.

Southern District chair Fabian Murphy said: "Older people inevitably face different workplace challenges to their younger counterparts – in some areas, such as experience, they have advantages, but there may be disadvantages, perhaps to do with physical demands."

He went on to say that employers should alter their health and safety procedures in order to fit particular groups of workers, as this could reduce incidents of injury and ill-health.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801573442-ADNFCR


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