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Occupational exoskeletons are designed to augment, enable, assist, and/or enhance physical activity through mechanical interaction with the body with the goal to reduce fatigue and prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

In this paper, our expert will discuss how occupational exoskeletons fit within the Hierarchy of Controls (NIOSH, 2015), and provide an alternative framework for estimating their effectiveness compared to other types of solutions for reducing ergonomic risk for the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.