Standardization of data from hazard sensors: a new challenge and opportunity in occupational hygiene


  • Emanuele Cauda Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, US
  • Taylor Shockey Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Field Studies and Engineering, Health Informatics Branch, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
  • Francesca Borghi Department of Science and High Technology, University of Insubria, 22100 Como, Italy



Industrial hygiene; Occupational exposure; Occupational safety and health; Harmonization; Sensors


Data are a fundamental, if not the most important, component of any field of science, theoretical and applied. This is certainly true for occupational or industrial hygiene.

While the standardization of data might be considered a trivial aspect, it is a critical step. Across
the world, occupational safety and health professionals face the challenge of: (i) what occupational exposure data to
collect and (ii) how best to collect these data, particularly given new and improving technologies behind sampling
instrumentation and data analytics.


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