Wearable Sensors for Occupational Health and Safety - Opportunities and Challenges

Wearable sensor technologies are used in several applications for everyday life at home and at work. The adoption of these technologies for occupational health and safety is increasing with the gradual, but consistent, evolution of personal monitors. Wearable sensors will be smaller, less intrusive, more ergonomically suitable, capable of extended operation without maintenance, and designed specifically for worker interaction and communication. Wearable sensors will provide desired monitoring capabilities combined with interconnectivity with other monitoring modules and specific data storage, transfer, and processing features. 
 
This webinar will provide an introduction of wearable sensor technologies already in use for occupational health and safety and the ones that will soon be available. Important technical features and components will be briefly described together with recommendations on the decision-making process to implement a wearables program in a workplace based on specific needs and outcomes. Worker acceptance, best practices, ethical considerations, available technologies and applications, and data analysis and transformation of data into useful knowledge will be discussed.

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DATE
: August 26, 2021
TIME
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT

Speakers:

John Snawder received his Ph.D. degree from Mississippi State University in 1990 and did post-doctoral work in the National Center for Toxicological Research. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology since 1995 and served on their Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. From 1992-present he has worked at NIOSH as a research toxicologist. Dr. Snawder is the co-Director of the NIOSH Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technology and is the Leader of the Biological Monitoring Research Team.

Dr. Emanuele Cauda is a Senior Research Engineer at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in Pittsburgh (PA). At the Pittsburgh Division, Dr. Cauda’s research focuses on characterizing, monitoring, and controlling aerosols present in occupational environments and specifically respirable dust, silica, and diesel particulate matter. Dr. Cauda is also the co-Director of the NIOSH Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies. In the frame of the Center, he coordinates several activities on the selection and use of advanced monitoring techniques for aerosols, gas and vapors, fatigue, and other hazards.

Duration: 1 Hour

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