Print Email Facebook Twitter Ethics and Privacy Considerations Before Deploying Sensor Technologies for Exposure Assessment in the Workplace Title Ethics and Privacy Considerations Before Deploying Sensor Technologies for Exposure Assessment in the Workplace: Results of a Structured Discussion Amongst Dutch Stakeholders Author le Feber, M. Jadoenathmisier, T. Goede, H. Kuijpers, E. Pronk, A. Publication year 2021 Abstract Will sensor-based exposure assessment be the future in workplace settings? Static instruments with embedded sensors are already applied to monitor levels of dangerous substances-in the context of acute health effects-at critical locations. However, with wearable, lightweight, miniaturized (low-cost) sensors developing quickly, much more is possible with sensors in relation to exposure assessment. Sensors can be applied in the work environment, on machines, or on employees and may include sensors that measure chemical exposures, but also sensors or other technologies that collect contextual information to support the exposure measurements. Like every technology it also has downsides. Sensors collect data on individuals that, depending on the purpose, need to be shared with others (e.g. health, safety and environment manager). One can imagine that people are afraid of misuse. To explore possible ethical and privacy issues that may come along with the introduction of sensors in the workplace, we organized a workshop with stakeholders (n = 32) to discuss three possible sensor-based scenarios in a structured way around five themes: purpose, efficacy, intrusiveness, proportionality, and fairness. The main conclusion of the discussions was that stakeholders currently see benefits in using sensors for applied targeted studies (short periods, clear reasons). In order to find acceptance for the implementation of sensors, all individuals affected by the sensors or its data need to be involved in the decisions on the purpose and application of sensors. Possible negative side effects need to be discussed and addressed. Continuous sensor-based monitoring of workers currently appears to be a bridge too far for the participants of this workshop. Subject Ethical and privacy issuesOccupational exposuresSensor-based exposure assessmentSensor-based scenariosSensors at the workplaceStakeholder consultation workshop. To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:446e22bc-2955-46ae-be88-df887b778bc3 DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa093 TNO identifier 946942 ISSN 2398-7316 Source Annals of work exposures and health, 65 (65), 3-10 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.