If you see that some of your older workers may not be as fast anymore, with their experience and wisdom, they could be reassigned to work that’s more suited to their skills.
Calgary-based Colin Steadman, Senior Safety Advisor for Southern Alberta at the Alberta Construction Safety Association says, “Older workers can teach younger workers while they’re young,” Steadman says. “They’ll learn. Older workers can prove to younger workers that they’re not invincible. If we don’t teach them and mentor them young, they’ll never learn that they’re not invincible.”