ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence to host PPE virtual panel discussion

Oct. 20, 2020

The ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence (ET CoE) announced it is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Exoskeletons: Considerations When Deciding to Use Them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Nov. 19, 2020.

The program includes remarks from Bill Billotte, Ph.D., ASTM International’s director of global exo technology programs, Pat Picariello, ASTM director of developmental operations, and Nora Nimmerichter, staff manager for the ASTM International exoskeletons and exosuits committee.

The panel features Dr. Donald R. Peterson (Northern Illinois University), Dr. Christopher R. Reid (Boeing Environment, Health and Safety), Marisol Barrero (Toyota Motor North America), Gary B. Orr (OSHA), Dr. Delia E. Treaster (Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation), and Dr. Sascha Wischniewski (German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health).

“This panel discussion will allow exo technology experts from around the world the opportunity to discuss the interactions between exoskeletons and PPE,” says Billotte. “It also provides a forum for highlighting the important developments of the ASTM exoskeletons and exosuits committee and the ET CoE.”

For more information or to register for the virtual panel discussion, visit Questions regarding the program can be directed to the ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence ([email protected]).

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