Abstract

Many employers now offer workers wearable or implantable devices that can monitor their health, productivity, and wellness. Nanotechnology enables even more powerful and functional monitoring capacity for these devices. A history of workplace monitoring programs suggests that, despite nanosensors' potential benefits to employers and employees, they can only be successful and sustainable when a company's motivations for offering them are acceptable and transparent to workers. This article describes 5 best practices for motivating nano-enabled worker monitoring programs that are acceptable, effective, and ethical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-362
Number of pages7
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

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What are best practices for ethical use of nanosensors for worker surveillance? / Marchant, Gary.

In: AMA Journal of Ethics, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.04.2019, p. 356-362.

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