Work Item
ASTM WK73074

New Guide for The Application of Ergonomics to Prevent Injuries During Exoskeleton Use

1. Scope

The development and maintenance of standards for exoskeletons and exosuits. The Committee will encourage research in this field and sponsor symposia, workshops, and publications to facilitate the development of such standards. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM technical committees and organizations having mutual or related interests.


ergonomics; ergonomic injuries; ergonomic hazards; cumulative trauma; MSDs; musculoskeletal disorders, RSIs; repetitive strain injuries; RMIs; repetitive motion injuries; CTDs; cumulative trauma disorders; biomechanics; vibration; whole-body vibration; hand-arm vibration; contact pressure;


Guidelines for ergonomic needed to reduce or prevent risk of injuries or illnesses as the result of repeated trauma or repetitive motions as the result of exoskeleton use while performing 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: 05-18-2020

Technical Contact: Delia Treaster

Item: 001

Ballot: F48.02 (22-01)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution