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Workplace innovation could be two steps forward if there are no steps back

At a startup called Verve Motion, various versions of a vest are on display in the lobby. The technology contains a mechanism to make lifting heavy objects easier for warehouse workers.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Re “Lightening the load for warehouse workers” (Business, June 20): Worker safety is of utmost importance, and Verve Motion’s “exosuit,” which is designed to make physical labor easier, seems to be a real advance, provided that companies do not take advantage of the technology for their own benefit by increasing the workload per employee to the same level of exhaustion as was achieved before the new technology was introduced.

Kevin J. Longo

Putnam, Conn.