Surveillance, Monitoring, and Data Gathering in Contemporary Employment
Learning Objectives

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the risks and pitfalls of workplace surveillance, monitoring, and data gathering on worker well-being
  • Review the types of data collection and monitoring in the workplace, and describe the impact of surveillance technologies on workers
  • Describe the relationship between surveillance in gig work and social inequities
  • Using Dollar Stores as a case study, review how workplace surveillance is used as a tool to both monitor and restrict worker autonomy
  • Discuss the risks of using artificial intelligence based assessment tools without testing reliability in distinct workplace contexts

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe how technology can improve the quality of work and the health of workers
  • Discuss the principles of human-centered technology, and how human-centered design can be leveraged to improve quality of work
  • Review the role of occupational health surveillance to investigate work-related injuries, and how a more holistic approach could improve outcomes for workers
  • Identify types of wearable devices in the workplace, and how to implement the use of wearable devices in collaboration with workers to improve worker health
  • Describe building design strategies to improve thermal comfort and how thermal comfort affects worker satisfaction
  • Identify strategies and policy interventions to improve workers' health, safety, and privacy from the perspective of advocates and policymakers