Biometric Data

Last Updated: April 22, 2019

Definition - What does Biometric Data mean?

Biometric data, within the context of workplace safety, refers to technology that identifies employees based on physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, iris color, or voice recognition. More employers are adopting this method to properly identify employees and ensure authorization for access to certain areas or track time. This alternative measure is quickly becoming the norm for businesses that prefer to identify and track employee status with relative ease and certainty.

WorkplaceTesting explains Biometric Data

Biometric data is an advanced form of technology that enables employers to properly identify and track employee statuses on a consistent basis. The primary function underlying biometric data application is to determine the legitimate identity of every employee in conjunction with assigned time schedules. Fraud is common in the workplace with scenarios that can include buddy punching (time card fraud) or false claims to overtime. The use of biometric data that cannot be faked serves as a preventative device against such action from occurring in order to maintain and promote integrity within the company. It also helps to ensure that unauthorized personnel does not access potentially dangerous areas of a worksite.

This definition was written in the context of Workplace Safety
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