Press releases

More and more businesses are introducing worker management systems based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase their efficiency and productivity or to identify occupational safety and health risks. This includes systems to monitor workers’ performance and engagement or systems for automatic scheduling and task allocation. A new report outlines the characteristics of these...

Two reports spotlight high levels of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among children and young people and emphasise the importance of early prevention – before and after joining the labour market. Promotion of musculoskeletal health and long-term commitment to education, physical training and ergonomic measures, plus better studies are called for in Musculoskeletal disorders...

The automation of physical tasks through robots, cobots and artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting workplaces across many sectors. This new collection of agency publications presents different aspects of advanced robotics and automation in relation to occupational safety and health (OSH). The main report describes the different types of tasks performed by advanced robotics...

Incorporating occupational safety and health in new corporate trends, like cybersecurity and e-recruitment, show its benefits for businesses and workers. Global cybersecurity costs will hit $10.5 USD trillion by 2025. Although important data being stolen is the most obvious concern, cyberattacks may also endanger employees. Risks include hacks that maliciously take control of...

A new report presents the occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges and opportunities related to the automation of cognitive tasks, such as decision support, data processing, learning and teaching support or language and text processing, through Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based systems. How can AI-based systems make work more efficient and reduce cognitive workload? And...