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Chances + risks for safety and security, health at work

“Digitalization is the business process of using digitization everywhere. The result of digitalization is digital transformation.“

Each individual element of the system Man - Machine - Environment may be the cause of system failure and thus lead to risks. In Cyber Physical Systems additional risks from digitization must be analysed and assessed. Workers, operators, controllers need to be qualified to fulfil their changing tasks.

Activities Digital Manufacturing

  • extend the classical risk assessment => cyber risks
  • develop practical examples from industry => industry guides for integrating cyber security and occupational safety and health
  • develop training for engineers, employees, prevention and IT-experts
  • organize a special symposium within in the next World Congress for Occupational Safety and Health, Oct. 4th – 7th, 2020, in Toronto with our Canadian partner Manufacturing Safety Alliance of British Columbia. Title “OSH Challenges for the Manufacturing Industry – development on digital transformation”

Current topics for the project group “digital manufacturing”

Always with the focus on how safety and health at work is connected to cyber security we plan to discuss relevant points and give practical examples and advice on the following topics:

    The structure for this guide to a safety & security checklist describes measures on 4 different levels:

      Partners for any of those tasks are welcome.

      Our next steps:

      Develop fact sheets on cyber security: offer practical information and examples for small enterprises in a clear and comprehensive language:


      1. “Safe password”
        How to make passwords safer/stronger?
      2. “Up-dates”
        How to make correct and safe up-dates?
      3.  “Human aspects”
        How to consider the human aspects?
      4.  “Remote access control”
        What is the safe way to do remote access control?
      5. “Digital manufacturing and related risks”
        What risks occur from digital manufacturing?

      Hans-Jürgen Bischoff
      ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety, Mannheim, Germany


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