Why Exoskeleton Technology Is the Key to a Safer Workplace [26.25]
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

   Chris Beaufait, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Sarcos Robotics

Track: Manufacturing
Secondary Track: Construction
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic

With occupational injuries costing United States employers billions annually, there is a significant need for solutions that can improve worker safety, remove them from hazardous conditions and confined spaces, and eliminate strain on the body. The speaker discusses how full-body, powered exoskeletons can provide a cost-effective means of improving worker productivity and efficiency while significantly reducing the rate of workplace injuries.

Learning Objectives:
1. List the key drivers of the need for robotics, particularly exoskeletons, in the workforce.
2. Describe how exoskeleton technologies can augment workers, rather than fully replacing them in the workplace.
3. Recognize how exoskeletons will create safer, more productive, and more efficient workplaces for a wide variety of industries.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  EPA: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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