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Napo in… robots at work

Accident prevention

This film provides an introduction to workplace robotics safety, and describes some of the emerging robotic technologies, the types of accidents associated with robotics, the main hazards and how they can be controlled.

Production line workers are at the greatest risk, followed by maintenance workers. Poor workplace design and human error cause most injuries.

Advances in automation technologies including fixed robots, collaborative and mobile robots, and exoskeletons have the potential to improve work conditions but also to introduce workplace hazards in manufacturing workplaces