Improving Public and Organisational Policies on Health and Wellbeing in an Ageing Workforce

Impact

Narrative

 Professor Johnson’s research at the University of Manchester has improved local and national government understanding of the need for greater workplace protection for ageing workers. This has resulted in new strategies and policies at the Department for Work and Pensions and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Collaborating with the Health and Safety Executive, Johnson established an industry-wide network for the UK logistics and transport sector and produced best practice guidelines that are used by haulage companies, delivery drivers, unions, and the DVLA to improve the health and wellbeing of an ageing workforce. The guidelines and network have resulted in a significant number of changes to organisational understanding, policies, training and practices.