Literature review on health and safety in the workplace: Working in the digital future — new study anticipates the safety and health risks that lie ahead


To this end, four scenarios of working life in 2025 were built, taking societal, technological, economic, environmental and political contexts into account. These scenarios consider potential differences in the attitudes of governments and the public to digital developments. They also look at the level of economic growth and the application of new technologies over the next few years. A range of potential impacts that developments in digital technologies could have on OSH are explored to stimulate informed debate on how robust planning and policy-making could shape the future of OSH in a digital world. The scenarios ( Evolution, Transformation, Exploitation and Fragmentation ) integrate expert information gathered through literature review, telephone interviews, web surveys and workshops.

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