---> Cognitive Processes

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2: Healthy workplaces for all ages

---> Cognitive Processes

Minor changes in memory and information processing

Potential impact at work:

  • Processing information may take a little longer.
  • Limited impact, as experience and skills usually provide a compensatory effect.
Addressing the changes through safety and health management:
  • Provide training opportunities and promote skills development throughout the working career for all ages. 
  • Ensure stimulating work environment/tasks.
  • Avoid work underload and overload. 
  • Reduce multi-tasking, if necessary.  
  • Increase time between steps of a task. 
  • Increase the available time for decision-making.