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25/06/2024

Automation in health care: discover what it is at stake for occupational safety and health

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Technologies such as robots that aid in the lifting and moving of patients and AI-based systems that assist clinicians in diagnosis can cut physical and psychosocial occupational safety and health (OSH) risks. They help reduce physical fatigue and workload, as well as lowering stress. However, the technologies may also have some potential negative OSH implications such as the fear of job loss or the intensification of work.

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