Surveillance, Monitoring, and Data Gathering in Contemporary Employment
Surveillance, Monitoring, and Data Gathering in Contemporary Employment
05/02 - 05/03/2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Description:

Through the work of crusading journalists and advocates, the public has been made acutely aware that employers are using technology to monitor workers’ performance. Sometimes workers have had to forego mandated breaks -- or come in to work during an illness -- to meet productivity goals.  Technology has also been used to help protect workers from harmful exposures on the job and to uncover work-related illness through surveillance of health records and workers’ compensation claims. 

Surveillance, Monitoring, and Data Gathering in Contemporary Employment is designed to describe the extent of the use of technologies in work, how they are used and why, and what the impacts are on workers and firms. Learners will explore both negative effects of workplace monitoring, and how technology can be a force for good by helping make workplaces safer and more conducive to creativity. The conference will close with a discussion of what is being done -- and what can be done -- to limit draconian uses of technology and to create incentives for the design of more healthful work through policy, advocacy, and community engagement.



This conference is intended for labor market analysts, labor activists, and anyone concerned with the impacts of changes in the nature of employment on the well-being of the working age population; for health professionals spanning the fields of occupational and environmental health and safety, clinical care, and other health professionals who want to understand how employment translates into health outcomes; and for policymakers wishing to construct a firewall of laws and regulation to protect worker health.


Registration Fees:

Registration for Continuing Education CEUs: $49.00

Please select this category if you would like to be provided with a Certificate of Completion following the activity. Please see 'Accreditation' for more information regarding CEUs.

General Registration: Free 

Please select this category if you plan to attend the conference, but do not require a certificate of completion for continuing education credit (CEUs).

Free registration is made possible by the California Labor Laboratory, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (Grant: U19OH012293).


This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The California Labor Lab. 



If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at or (510) 642-8365 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.