“Engaging OSH In Industrial Revolution 4.0”

The world’s three past industrial revolutions evolved from the invention of the steam engine, the electrification and expansion of industries for mass production and the digital revolution produced by computers and information technologies.

 

As the need for more advanced and innovative needs, the idea for industry 4.0 is mooted, being driven by the convergence of advanced technologies, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, internet of things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, material science, energy storage and quantum computing.

 

In this fourth revolution, we are facing a range of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human. It is said that this transformation has the potential to disrupt “almost every industry in every country” and “is evolving much faster and with greater impact” than any of the previous industrial revolutions.

 

From this current trend, OSH implementation will have huge opportunities and challenges to engage in industry especially in reliability and continuous productivity, machine and process safety, workers’ education and skills and socio-economic factors. The preparation of this change requires a unique approach that promotes culture long-life learning which benefits the future generation of the global workforce.

 

This 5th SciCOSH2018 will address these challenges as well as a platform for research discussion and implementation sharing on issues, challenges and promotion of Safety, Health and Environment in Industrial Revolution 4.0.

© 2018 by National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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