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ISSN: 2047-7031

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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  7   Issue 12  2018  
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Article Abstract
The Occupation Health for Elderly Employment in the Thai Automotive Industry
Keywords:  Occupational health, Employing old-age workers, Automotive industry, Mixed-methods research
Assist.Prof.Dr.Pornrat Sadangharn
This research aimed at exploring the needs for occupational health of old-age employees in the Thai automotive industry and the implementation of occupational health in the Thai automotive industry. Mixed-methods research was utilized. The findings from the qualitative part revealed the needs for occupational health of old-age employees in the automotive industry which are comprised of 1) promotion and maintenance of employees' health, 2) prevention and protection of employees at work, 3) placing and appropriate working environment, and 4) adaptation of work assignments for old-age employees. Results from the survey show that occupational health for old-age employees in the automotive industry are implemented at a quite high level. Prevention and protection of old-age employees from dangerous work had the highest score of implementation, followed by placing and appropriate work environment as well as promotion and maintenance of employees' health, consecutively. However, it was found that the adaptation of appropriate work for old-age employees was implemented at a quite low level. Therefore, it is suggested that all four aspects of occupational health for old-age employees should be implemented in the Thai automotive industry, accordance to the research findings. However, the adaptation of appropriate work for old-age employees should be the first priority of the implementation.
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