Partnerships & Resources
NIOSH works with external partners to advance robotics research and prevention strategies to keep workers safe on the job.
In October 2017, NIOSH established an allianceexternal icon with the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and OSHA to improve awareness of occupational hazards from traditional industrial robots and emerging robot technologies. The alliance, which was initially for two years, was renewed in 2019.
The alliance will promote best practices for controlling exposures to mechanical, electrical, and other hazards involving human interaction with robotic systems, including potential areas for additional NIOSH research. The alliance will help develop educational resources, such as fact sheets, on using robotics system safety practices and safety and health programs.