A technology that takes a load off

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A technology that takes a load off

Une technologie qui soulage d’un poids

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
France
Languages

French

Provider
Provider (English)
INRS
Provider (Original)
INRS

Description

Exoskeletons raise a lot of hopes in terms of improving working conditions, particularly in terms of reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). However, they cannot be considered as a miracle solution. Their use raises health and safety issues. From the definition of the need for physical assistance to its integration in real-life situations, a structured and collective approach is essential.

Les exosquelettes suscitent nombre d’espoirs en termes d'amélioration des conditions de travail, notamment de réduction des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS). Toutefois, ils ne peuvent être considérés comme la solution miracle. Leur usage soulève des questions de santé et de sécurité. De la définition du besoin d’assistance physique à l’intégration en situation réelle, une démarche structurée et collective est indispensable.

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Language of original language description

French

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2019