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Workplace Universal Design for the Older Worker: Current Issues and Future Directions
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Workplace Universal Design for the Older Worker: Current Issues and Future Directions
Jeong, Byung Yong; Shin, Dong Seok;
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Objective:The objective of this study is to apply the principals and policies of universal design to offer a safe and efficient workplace for older workers. Background: The concept of universal design has rapidly developed under the paradigm that tasks should be easy and comfortable for all people with diverse features. The concept is also fitting when designing a workplace. Method: Legislations, policies and precedents of workplaces with older workers have been studied and analyzed. The compilation has been used to project the present and future of employing universal design at workplace devisal. Results: Every country has its own legislations/policies regarding universal design, flexible working, and age-friendly workplaces to increase hire of older workers. The basic concept of UD and its application is explained. This study provides guidelines for employing universal design at workplaces and preventing accidents for older workers. Conclusion: Following the principals of universal design is expected to furnish a comfortable and safe workplace and lengthen the period of workers participating in the labor force in an ageing society. Application: This study offers the principles for universal design, serving as fundamental research for its application to the workplace.
Universal design;Older worker;Age-Friendly workplace;
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