Summary - Advanced robotics and automation: implications for occupational safety and health

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Emerging technologies are changing the workplace. This report focuses on the automation of physical tasks in relation to advanced robotics and AI-based systems and their impact on occupational safety and health (OSH). The specific focus is how increasing use of robotic systems that could also collaborate with humans, impacts workers and their jobs, as well as the companies and sectors they work in.

It further discusses implications for safety, health and wellbeing in the workplace and actions and measures companies can follow, including the importance of end-user training. Additionally, the report offers information on safety standards relevant to the use of machinery in the workplace.

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