Occupational exoskeletons — what can they contribute to MSD prevention?

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Occupational exoskeletons — what can they contribute to MSD prevention?

Occupational exoskeletons — what can they contribute to MSD prevention?

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU-OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU-OSHA

Description

Exoskeletons are personal assistive technologies that affect the body mechanically. They can reduce the load of physical work such as heavy lifting, lessening the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Ergonomic workplace design and layout are not always possible, for example in temporary workplaces. Exoskeletons can help compensate.

Exoskeletons are personal assistive technologies that affect the body mechanically. They can reduce the load of physical work such as heavy lifting, lessening the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Ergonomic workplace design and layout are not always possible, for example in temporary workplaces. Exoskeletons can help compensate.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Other
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Health effects
Stress
Other
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Other
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2020