Source: XoTrunk – INAIL/Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) project on collaborative exoskeletons

Occupational exoskeletons are wearable assistive devices that can reduce physical strain at work. They can offer a solution where other technical, organisational or ergonomic design measures are not enough. Yet their use remains limited. Human-centred design and biomechanical risk assessment are key to ensuring the acceptance and wider uptake of these devices, and their effectiveness in MSD prevention.

A new article explores the findings of a joint INAIL-IIT project looking at exoskeletons and how to maximise their potential to reduce work-related MSDs.


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EU workplaces must ensure readiness for future COVID-19 outbreaks, including seasonal flu vaccination coverage, particularly in those key sectors and occupations like healthcare workers.

Reducing the burden of seasonal flu requires a coordinated response with actions to increase the influenza vaccination uptake across Member States and preventive measures to limit its spread.



As the official launch of the Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-22 draws nearer, representatives of European and international organisations will find out about the campaign and the benefits of becoming an official campaign partner at a virtual partnership meeting.

The meeting — held online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — will see the launch of applications for partnership. Becoming an official campaign partner is an opportunity for organisations to exchange experiences, promote their good practices and raise their profile.


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We know that workplace injuries, ill health and deaths result in a huge economic cost to individuals, employers, governments and society. But how can we achieve an accurate method of estimating those costs?

To gain a better understanding of the economic burden, we looked at five EU Member States using two different approaches to estimating costs.


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As artificial intelligence and advanced robotics become a normal part of working life, such digital technologies will increasingly impact on occupational safety and health.

Our brochure about our research on digitalisation is now available in various language versions. It presents the challenges for safety and health posed by digitalisation and the opportunities that it creates for improving working conditions.


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With COVID-19 outbreak and climate emergency requiring urgent global action, active participation of young people is of paramount importance. This is why the International Youth Day, 12 August brings the focus on engaging youth at all levels of society for meaningful initiatives to alleviate the present challenges.

EU-OSHA contributes by nurturing a culture of healthy workplaces, indispensable for young workers’ safety, health competences and sustainable working lives.



The OSH Barometer is the first data visualisation tool with up-to-date information on the status of and trends in occupational safety and health (OSH) in European countries.

The tool consists of four groups of indicators on a range of OSH topics, such as OSH authorities, national strategies, working conditions and OSH statistics. You can visualise and compare data, generate graphics and download reports on specific topics.

You can now generate detailed country reports containing data on all indicators at a glance.