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Panel 12 - The impact of automation on working conditions, health and safety

Thursday 28 June 2018, 15:30-17:00, room: Belgium - interpretation: EN/IT

Trade Unions consider technological developments to be great opportunities to improve the design of safe and healthy working places. Automation impacts both social and economic patterns and makes it necessary to explore the interface between people, machines and processes from a wide range of perspectives. How are we to deal with the high demands this makes on workers in terms of cognitive abilities, complex decision-making mechanisms, unfamiliarity with (hidden) events and the ramifications of a lack of situational-awareness potentially associated with automation? The panel aims at navigating the territory where designers, employers and workers can look at automation by sharing the respective requirements, concerns and limitations in an attempt to formulate recommendations to promote successful coexistence of automation and workers' safety and health.

  • Ernesto D'Eliseo, Unione Italiana del Lavoro
  • Gemma Galdon Clavell, Eticas Foundation
  • Fabio Pera, Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro
  • Sascha Wischniewski, Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

Facilitators:

  • Stefano Boy, European Trade Union Institute - PPP
  • Teresa Cardoso Ribeiro, Publidox

Moderator: Marian Schaapman, European Trade Union Institute