What: FREE Webinar
When: On Demand until October 7, 2021
Credits: 0.1 IACET CEU
Research and Applications for Direct Reading Technologies in Occupational Exposure Monitoring
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies (NCDRST) was established in 2014 to coordinate research and to develop recommendations on the use of 21st century technologies in occupational safety and health. The CDRST intends to advance the development, validation, and application of these technologies to occupational environments. The CDRST has an initiative called “Right Sensors, Used Right.” The initiative aims to investigate, disseminate, and provide guidance for the selection and use of direct-reading and sensor technologies for workplace health and safety. The objective is to promote the competent development, adoption, and interpretation of real-time monitors and direct-reading methods.
Encouraging all involved individuals to consider the capabilities and limitations of a technology can improve the ability to address modern measurement challenges. This webinar will describe current NIOSH research on the development and use of direct reading instruments for occupational health and safety and provide a brief overview of current and future technologies used to ensure the health and safety of workers.
- Summarize NIOSH research on direct reading instruments.
- Define the need and identify how direct reading technologies can improve safety and health outcomes.
- Recognize the strengths and limitations when real-time instruments are used and how to apply that knowledge to improve worker health and safety.
- Describe current and future wearable technologies.