How are cushions, curtains and conserving your hearing connected?

HSE’s Noise and Vibration Specialists make some serious points about hearing conservation while weaving in talk of soft furnishings… don’t worry, it’ll all make sense. Can you remember walking into your new home for the first time? All of those empty rooms and bare floors like blank canvasses just waiting for you to decorate and … Continue reading “How are cushions, curtains and conserving your hearing connected?”

The cobots are coming… but will they be safe?

Robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) – including drones and driverless vehicles – are expected to have a major impact on most economic sectors within the next 10 years. Here Simon Armitage, Science Coordinator for HSE’s Shared Research, considers the implications for occupational health and safety of integrating these collaborative robots (cobots) with the human workforce. … Continue reading “The cobots are coming… but will they be safe?”