Are Robotics In The Workplace an Increase or a Decrease to Safety?

The idea of a robot taking the first steps into a crumbling building, or checking an area for dangerous radiation is something that has become the norm in today’s workforce. A robot taking the place of a human for a particularly dangerous job is something that almost anyone would agree is a good thing. But do the robotics that we are creating for these tasks, bring a new level of workplace danger that we do not realise? This is a question that an employer needs to ask his or herself before they commit to the introduction of robotics into their workplace. In 2015 a worker at a bottling company was killed after attempting to remove debris that had be lodged in the forks of a driverless forklif

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