Two new foresight articles explore ways in which OSH may be affected by new developments at work: one technical - the use of exoskeletons, or wearable assistive devices and one non-technical - social innovation at work.
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The use of big data, combined with machine learning technology, is becoming more common in Europe’s workplaces. Two new Foresight discussion papers review the benefits and potential risks of using such digital developments on health and safety at the workplace. The first article, on the use of Big Data for inspection efficiency, deals with the targeting of occupational safety and health (OSH) inspections.
This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work draws attention to the future of work and its impact on occupational safety and health.
Celebrated annually on 28 April, the Day steers a global campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work.
The International Workers’ Memorial Day is observed on the same date. ‘Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace’ is this year’s theme of the campaign led by the Global union confederation ITUC.
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.