Industrial Exoskeletons 101
12:00 PM PDT (3:00 PM EDT)│ Tuesday, June 16th 2020
Please join us for a free 1-hour webinar on the application of industrial exoskeletons. Exoskeletons are being developed as rapidly as they are entering the market. With the perceived promise that exoskeletons are designed to optimize human performance and health, it is critical for industry practitioners to understand the impact exoskeletons can have on their workforce and operations.
Speaker 1— Considerations for Application, Integration, and Sustainment
Dr. Christopher Reid, PhD, The Boeing Company, Environment Health and Safety
Boeing is just one of many groups working around the world to improve the work environment of their industrial workers. While we do not see that exoskeletons will solve all of our labor intensive problems, we do see them as a means to help reduce some of the burden in producing and maintaining our products. In this presentation, we will cover:
- An overview of Boeing Exoskeleton efforts and return on investment including productivity gains and injury reduction.
- The learning from the trial and implementation of exoskeleton technology at Boeing.
- The challenges associated with usability, usefulness, and acceptance within workforce.
- Global exoskeleton standards and their importance for the future.
Speaker 2: Applications for Injury Prevention and Potential for Return to Work
Rick Goggins, CPE, Washington State of Labor & Industries, Department of Occupational Safety and Health
Exoskeletons are not commonly used to help injured workers get back to work, yet work-related musculoskeletal disorders create a substantial burden on workers and workplaces, with long duration of time loss and high costs. There are exoskeletons with the potential to provide the support necessary for a transition back to work for these types of injuries. Using a systematic process and with the proper precautions, exoskeletons may become another tool available to help workers return to their jobs safely. In this presentation, we will discuss:
- The need for more interventions to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
- How exoskeletons may be able to help.
- Cautions when considering exoskeletons for injured workers.
- Where to find out more.
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