Artificial Intelligence and Occupational Health and Safety, Benefits and Drawbacks

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Mohamed El-Helaly https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8415-2639

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Artificial Intelligence, Occupational Health, Safety, Mental Health, Hazard, Wearable Devices

Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on occupational health and safety. Although the integration of AI into the field of occupational health and safety is still in its early stages, it has numerous applications in the workplace. Some of these applications offer numerous benefits for the health and safety of workers, such as continuous monitoring of workers' health and safety and the workplace environment through wearable devices and sensors. However, AI might have negative impacts in the workplace, such as ethical worries and data privacy concerns. To maximize the benefits and minimize the drawbacks of AI in the workplace, certain measures should be applied, such as training for both employers and employees and setting policies and guidelines regulating the integration of AI in the workplace.

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