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cognitive load


amount of cognitive facilities or effort required to perform a task or set of tasks

Context: Info

The primary benefits are removing people from hazardous environments and providing new opportunities for communicating good OSH practice. The risks are mainly psychosocial (e.g. relating to the emotional and cognitive load associated with the 24/7 economy, permanent connectivity, loss of traditional working hierarchies and social interaction at work) and ergonomic (e.g. relating to the increase in the use of mobile devices and new human-machine interfaces).

Term reference

Stacey, N., Ellwood, P., Bradbrook, S., Foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health risks associated with information and communication technologies and work location by 2025 – Final Report, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), Bilbao, 18.1.2018, p. 6, [9.10.2018]


  • Български: когнитивно натоварване
  • Čeština: kognitivní zátěž
  • Dansk: kognitiv belastning
  • Deutsch: kognitive Beanspruchung
  • Ελληνικά: νοητικό φορτίο
  • English: cognitive load
  • Español: carga cognitiva
  • Eesti: kognitiivne koormus
  • Suomi: kognitiivinen kuorma
  • Français: charge cognitive
  • Hrvatski: kognitivno opterećenje
  • Magyar: kognitív terhelés
  • Íslenska: vitsmunaálag
  • Italiano: carico cognitivo
  • Lietuvių: kognityvinis krūvis
  • Latviešu: kognitīvā noslodze
  • Malti: tagħbija konjittiva
  • Nederlands: cognitieve belasting
  • Norsk: kognitiv belastning
  • Polski: obciążenie poznawcze
  • Português: carga cognitiva
  • Română: încărcare cognitivă
  • Slovenčina: kognitívne zaťaženie
  • Slovenščina: kognitivna obremenitev
  • Svenska: kognitiv belastning