An EU-OSHA foresight project is looking at the impact on work of rapid developments in digital technologies, including artificial intelligence and robotics, and the potential resulting impact on occupational safety and health (OSH). This project aims to provide EU decision-makers, Member State governments, trade unions and employers with the information they need on changes in digital technologies, their impact on the nature and organisation of work, and the emerging challenges to OSH that they may bring. It is followed by an ‘OSH overview’ research project (2020 – 2023) on digitalisation and OSH.
Publications released as a result of the project
Key trends and drivers of change in information and communication technologies and work location - Report
Foresight on new and emerging occupational safety and health risks associated with digitalisation by 2025 - Report and Summary
Follow-up studies looking further at important areas and challenges
Protecting Workers in the Online Platform Economy: An overview of regulatory and policy developments in the EU - Report and Summary
Workshop on Protecting workers in the online platform economy
Explore all expert discussion papers on ICT/digitalisation and OSH
These activities should contribute to ensuring safe and healthy workplaces in the future, in line with smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU.