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Henry J. Smyth, Jr. Award Lecture: The Future of Work and the Future of Industrial Hygiene - Are they in Harmony? (AIHce EXP 2019 OnDemand)

Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019

Earn 1 Contact Hour

The face of the workplace in changing quickly and dramatically. While there are still many 'conventional' jobs and tasks, the landscape of our economy, especially in manufacturing, is changing. Terms such as Industry 4.0, Next Industrial Revolution, and Advanced Manufacturing describe the phenomenon. Advances in material science, brought about by nanotechnology, are deployed in energy, medicine, defense, transportation, agriculture, and other commercial sectors. The development and adoption of bio-based manufacturing processes and the use of biology as a manufacturing technology is growing just as rapidly. Advanced computing technology has brought digitalization to the entire supply chain and is already having an impact on scheduling and managing manufacturing processes. Automation and robotics are changing the organization models of work and call for new worker skills. Broad adoption of 3D Printing is creating a distributed manufacturing model that adds a new level of complexity to understanding hazards and protecting workers. Emerging technologies, skill gaps in workers, and potential for displacement all preset a challenge and opportunity for the Industrial Hygiene professional. The challenge for the Industrial Hygiene profession today, and for our next-generation hygienists, is to reapply our foundational principles, develop new knowledge and skills where needed, and to recognize and respond to emerging technologies. We also need to identify how some emerging technologies might also offer solutions to worker health and safety issues.
Presenters: Chuck Geraci, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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