Written by Terry Wong
Safework Australia reports (see ref below) that as the workforce ages, there is a significant increase in the injury rate for serious musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
The 50–54 year age bracket is 180% more likely to suffer a significant MSD than their 25–29 year old counterparts.
As the average age of the Australian workforce climbs we can expect a growth in type rate of MSD claims unless we do something about it.
A customer recently summed it up:
"The average age of our workforce will be over 45 years in the next two years - we have a tsunami of claims is coming if we don't do something about it".
The question is, does this graph look similar to your company's?
And more importantly, what can we do about it?