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Collecting personal data improves safety, but increases contractor liability

September 21, 2022

When Hensel Phelps chief innovation officer Thai Nguyen discusses the use of technology to improve jobsite safety with workers, he’s always careful to emphasize why it’s important and specifically what is being monitored.

“We really reassure them that the monitoring is only taking place at work—that when they punch out and go home, that’s their world, their privacy,” he says. “But when they’re on a jobsite, there’s a lot of value in that type of data being collected and understood.”

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