Work Item
ASTM WK76228

New Practice for Standard Practice for Considering and Deploying Industrial Exoskeletons for Return to Work

1. Scope

The purpose of this practice is to discuss the potential benefits and risks of exoskeletons and to provide guidance to anyone considering their use in Return to Work. The primary objective of any exoskeleton used in a Return to Work (RTW) capacity is to prevent further injuries from developing. The exoskeleton must not aggravate the original injury, nor cause a secondary injury.


Ergonomics; Human Factors;


This practice will complement the current work items as there is nothing for the use of exoskeletons for return to work.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F48.02

Committee: F48

Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-11-2021

Technical Contact: Matthew Marino

Item: 004

Ballot: F48 (22-01)

Status: Withdrawn From Balloting