Smart digital monitoring systems for occupational safety and health: opportunities and challenges


New digital technologies to monitor occupational safety and health are changing the workplace. Smart OSH monitoring systems can identify and measure data in a more systematic and overall improved way compared to traditional methods. In addition to helping reduce worker exposure to risks, they may also minimise the harmful consequences of accidents and improve their investigation and reporting.

National policies can complement EU efforts to properly inform and train management and workers on the new systems’ capacities, and help SMEs gain access to and adopt digital OSH monitoring, with a view to enhancing the benefits of digital OSH monitoring systems and minimising the potential drawbacks linked to their use.

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