Print Email Facebook Twitter Future Prospects of Occupational Exposure Modelling of Substances in the Context of Time-Resolved Sensor Data Title Future Prospects of Occupational Exposure Modelling of Substances in the Context of Time-Resolved Sensor Data Author Goede, H. Kuijpers, E. Krone, T. le Feber, M. Franken, R. Fransman, W. Duyzer, J. Pronk, A. Publication year 2021 Abstract This commentary explores the use of high-resolution data from new, miniature sensors to enrich models that predict exposures to chemical substances in the workplace. To optimally apply these sensors, one can expect an increased need for new models that will facilitate the interpretation and extrapolation of the acquired time-resolved data. We identified three key modelling approaches in the context of sensor data, namely (i) enrichment of existing time-integrated exposure models, (ii) (new) high-resolution (in time and space) empirical models, and (iii) new ‘occupational dispersion’ models. Each approach was evaluated in terms of their application in research, practice, and for policy purposes. It is expected that substance-specific sensor data will have the potential to transform workplace modelling by re-calibrating, refining, and validating existing (time-integrated) models. An increased shift towards ‘sensor-driven’ models is expected. It will allow for high-resolution modelling in time and space to identify peak exposures and will be beneficial for more individualized exposure assessment and real-time risk management. New ‘occupational dispersion models’ such as interpolation, computational fluid dynamic models, and assimilation techniques, together with sensor data, will be specifically useful. These techniques can be applied to develop site-specific concentration maps which calculate personal exposures and mitigate worker exposure through early warning systems, source finding and improved control design and control strategies. Critical development and investment needs for sensor data linked to (new) model development were identified such as (i) the generation of more sensor data with reliable sensor technologies (achieved by improved specificity, sensitivity, and accuracy of sensors), (ii) investing in statistical and new model developments, (iii) ensuring that we comply with privacy and security issues of concern, and (iv) acceptance by relevant target groups (such as employers and employees) and stimulation of these new technologies by policymakers and technology developers. Subject ChemicalExposureModelsOccupationalReal-timeSensorSensor networksSubstancesTime-resolvedWorkplace To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:39c8e6e5-7b1e-4966-b3b2-94fe2cdecb30 DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa102 TNO identifier 884276 Source Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 65 (65), 246-254 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.