EU-OSHA’s multilingual thesaurus of occupational safety and health terminology lists words grouped together in a hierarchy. It includes synonyms and antonyms of those words and some definitions.

InfoDownload your complete EU-OSHA thesaurus terms in Excel format. Choose the language from the box

EU-OSHA thesaurus

Back to list of terms


Info -

digital whip


form of discipline and control imposed through the use of ICT, whereby workers’ schedules are set and monitored by computer, often with an embedded continuous improvement algorithm based on the average speed at which workers should complete specific tasks

Context: Info

Points and badges were used for meaningless progression in a digital system; leaderboards provided a “digital whip” for employees not performing at a high level.

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. 78, [9.10.2018]


  • Български: цифров камшик
  • Čeština: digitální bič
  • Dansk: "digital pisk"
  • Deutsch: digitale Peitsche
  • Ελληνικά: ψηφιακό μέσο τιμωρίας
  • English: digital whip
  • Español: látigo digital
  • Eesti: digitaalne piits
  • Suomi: digitaalinen piiska
  • Français: coup de fouet numérique
  • Hrvatski: digitalno praćenje
  • Magyar: digitális ostor
  • Íslenska: stafræn svipa
  • Italiano: incentivazione della produttività mediante strumenti digitali
  • Lietuvių: skaitmeninė drausminimo priemonė
  • Latviešu: digitālā kontrole
  • Malti: dixxiplina diġitali
  • Nederlands: digitale controle
  • Norsk: digital pisk
  • Polski: cyfrowe metody monitorowania wydajności pracy
  • Português: controlo digital
  • Română: nuia digitală
  • Slovenčina: digitálny bič
  • Slovenščina: digitalni bič
  • Svenska: digital piska