Banca delle Soluzioni (Solutions Database) – Research project for the development of informative documents to support and update the companies about available automated solutions and tools improving ergonomics in occupational environment characterised by manual material handling and repetitive work, and for activities in confined space. The study focuses on occupational safety and health issues of several industries, e.g. oil and gas industry, pharmaceutical, food processing and construction industry. The final stage of the project will include the design of new automatic solutions or tools to be implemented in real occupational environments. The project is in co-operation with the Regional Occupational Safety and Health Agency and the Regional Firefighters Agency of Emilia Romagna. The Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna coordinates the research activities together with the regional authorities, fire and rescue professionals and occupational safety and health specialists.