Publication of the final report of the study ‘Automation of cognitive and physical tasks in health and social care sector: implications for safety and health’

The final report of the study ‘Automation of cognitive and physical tasks in the health and social care sector: implications for safety and health’ conducted by Open Evidence for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) with the support of experts from KU Leuven university was just published.

Based on literature review, the report assesses the state of play of automation of physical and cognitive tasks in the health and social care sector and presents the implications for occupational safety and health (OSH) for workers in the health and social care sector. The study then identifies relevant tasks already automated or likely to be automated in the health and social care sector, and presents good practices to mitigate the OSH risks and improve working conditions of health and social care workers. The report then presents recommendations for policy makers and stakeholders.  

Link to the study: https://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/automation-cognitive-and-physical-tasks-health-and-social-care-sector-implications-safety-and-health