Insights – Anonymous Work Task Analysis
Compliance with privacy and confidentiality in business practice is important. When companies are assessing work task risks they are not assessing the performance of the individual but rather the task itself to determine whether more stringent risk controls are required for the safety of employees, for the financial benefit of the business and compliance with regulators.
When an organisation undertakes a task analysis and wants to share the data with outside agencies such as ergonomists, safety specialists, insurers, worker representatives, at seminars, within the legal system etc, then keeping data confidential is both a right and an obligation.
Joint Action has worked within these regulations and requirements since inception. The systems have always had the option of not collecting personal data from workers. However, when it came to video analysis of work tasks it was seen as a possible identifier. This is no longer the case.
Joint Action Solutions "Anonymous" automatically blurs faces during video capture. It identifies where a face is located within the frame and blurs them, whether they are the subject being assessed or a co-worker in the background.
The system has the option to blur faces post assessment if required. This allows assessors to freely capture data and then process post assessment or process assessments that we captured prior to the release of Anonymous versions.
Anonymous feature is useful when presenting reports to external bodies or to meet compliance obligations in the UK, USA and Australia.