3D printing and monitoring of workers: a new industrial revolution?
Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the workplace and is changing the way people work. This can be good for workers, but it may also result in new and emerging occupational safety and health (OSH) risks. EU-OSHA has published two new expert reviews examining the use of specific types of technology in the workplace: one discusses 3D printing (additive manufacturing) and potential new risks in terms of liability, materials used, flexible ways of working, and monotony on the job. The other expert review focuses on the monitoring of workers through technology for well-being, which is already a game changer in many workplaces.