NIOSH ERC Webinar: Evaluation of Exoskeleton Use In Construction

Construction workers continue to experience high rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), with the back and shoulder being the most impacted body regions. Exoskeletons are wearable devices that support the physical capacity of the wearer and offer a promising and innovative approach to reduce WMSD risks, expand accessibility to construction jobs, and enhance performance. This webinar will explore survey data collected from stakeholders in construction on the perceived benefits, barriers, and facilitators of adoption.

Presenter

Nancy Gutierrez, MPH Candidate (she/her/hers) is a Master of Public Health Candidate in Environmental Health Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her interests include social and environmental determinants of health, workplace justice, and immigrant health. As an aspiring physician, Nancy hopes to use her training as a future MD/MPH to advocate for healthy, dignified, living and workplace conditions among people who are overlooked for being Black and People of Color, immigrants, non-English speakers, or discriminated against in other aspects of their lives.

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