Working in the digital future — safety and health in 2025

The final results of EU-OSHA’s foresight project on the increasing digitalisation of work and the associated challenges for occupational safety and health (OSH) are now available in a new report. Artificial intelligence, collaborative robots, virtual and augmented reality, online platforms and other innovations are set to change the ways that people work.

People are less likely to work in traditional hazardous environments thanks to robotics and automation, while work-related stress and ergonomic risks are likely to be on the increase as a result of trends such as new forms of human-machine interfaces, increased online and mobile work, workers’ monitoring and management by algorithms, blurred boundaries between work and private life or more frequent job changes.

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Download the foresight report and summary on new and emerging OSH risks associated with digitalisation by 2025

Look at our scenario cartoons for a quick illustration of how digitalisation could affect the future of OSH

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