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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Mitigating Risk and Promoting Occupational Safety and Health When Developing and Integrating AI in the Workplace

Government Assignee: Shawn Roll

Project Period: September 1, 2022 – August 30, 2023
Funding Source: CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Award Number: 22IPA2216235
Anticipated Award: $30,815

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most significant emerging technologies with high potential to impact occupational safety and health, which has been highlighted as a national priority in the founding of the National AI Initiative and as a key component of the NIOSH Future of Work Initiative. Under this Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) agreement, Dr. Roll will work with key internal (NIOSH) and external collaborators to develop resources for AI-related hazards and opportunities, contribute to the development of a preliminary framework for the consideration of those hazards and opportunities across various workplace settings, and collaborate on additional research projects pertaining to AI in the workplace (e.g., situational awareness, diversity, access, privacy). This work will lay a foundation for further development of public guidance on safe approaches to artificial technology in the workplace.