Video Exposure Monitoring (VEM)
With this technique, worker exposures are monitored with direct-reading instruments while workplace activities are simultaneously recorded.
- Analyzing Workplace Exposure Using Direct Reading Instruments and Video Exposure Monitoring Techniques. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 92-104, (August 1992). Contains information on techniques, equipment, data analysis, and also includes case studies.
- A program that generates a graphical representation of a worker's exposure. The program reads a real-time data file, generates a bar or plot to represent the magnitude of the exposure, and then display the bar or plot on the screen. When the program is run through a video overlay system, a video recording graphically shows how a worker's exposure is influenced by work activity.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Provides studies that utilized video exposure monitoring techniques as part of the assessment process.
- Control Technology for Autobody Repair and Painting Shops at Church Brother's Collision Repair, Greenwood, Indiana. Report No. ECTB 179-11a, (March 1992).
- Control Technology for Autobody Repair and Painting Shops at Kay Parks/Dan Meyer Autorebuild, Tacoma, Washington. Report No. ECTB 179-12a, (September 1992).
- Control Technology for Autobody Repair and Painting Shops at Valley Paint and Body Shop, Amelia, Ohio. Report No. ECTB 179-14a, (May 1993).
- Control Technology for Autobody Repair and Painting Shops at Jeff Wyler Autobody Shop, Batavia, Ohio. Report No. ECTB 179-15a, (May 1993).
- Control Technology for Autobody Repair and Painting Shops at Cincinnati Collision Autobody Shop. Report No. ECTB 179-16a, (September 1993).
- Control Technology for the Welding Operations at Boilermaker's National Apprenticeship Training School, Kansas City, Kansas. Report No. ECTB 214-13a, (June 1997).
- Concentration of Metalworking Mists Before and After Installation of a Commercial Air Cleaner at Sauer-Sundstrand Company, Ames, Iowa. Report No. ECTB 218-12a, (July 1997).
- Characterization of Metalworking Mists During the Evaluation of a Commercial Air Cleaner at Sauer-Sundstrand Company, LaSalle, Illinois. Report No. ECTB 218-13a, (July 1997).
- Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Commercial Drycleaners: Chemical Exposures, Fire Hazards, and Ergonomic Risk Factors. Publication No. 97-150, (December 1997). (See the Methodology section.)
- Joy, G. VEM Goes Mobile: “Helmet-cam” allows video exposure monitoring for mobile workers. The Synergist. March 2013.
- Bin Shamsul, RZ. Video exposure monitoring as a tool in workplace exposure assessment. University of Iowa; Iowa Research Online, Theses and Dissertations. Summer 2010.
- Cooper T, Gressel G. Real-time data evaluation at a bag-emptying operation: a case study. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 1992;7:227-30.
- Gressel, et al. Video Exposure Monitoring-A Means of Studying Sources of Occupational Air Contaminant Exposure, Part 1-Video Exposure Monitoring Techniques. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 1993 Apr;8(4):334-8.
- Gressel MG, Heitbrink WA, et al. Advantages of real-time data acquisition for exposure assessment. Appl Ind Hyg. 1988;3(11):316-20.
- Heitbrink, et al., Video Exposure Monitoring-A Means of Studying Sources of Occupational Air Contaminant Exposure, Part 2-Data Interpretation. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 1993 Apr;8(4):339-43.