The U.S. workforce is getting older; people are retiring later in life than ever before. And this trend has been a major concern for those in the health & safety field, as traditional wisdom holds that older workers are more prone to suffer more expensive on-the-job injuries. 

However, new research from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) calls into question this accepted notion—or at the very least, potentially changes how we think about “older workers.”                    

In a recent study in which NCCI studied different age groups and the rate at which they become injured, it was found that younger workers (under the age of 35) had substantially more cuts on their fingers and slightly more lumbar-region sprains than older workers (those aged 35 and up). 

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