My company wants to implement and conduct COVID 19 Temperature Screening Procedures. Can I have someone on my team take the temperature of employees at the start of each shift using a digital forehead thermometer? We need a safety team member or qualified medical person to manage this process?

Only personnel trained in objective screening procedures can be designated to administer COVID-19 temperature screenings. Designated persons must be trained and understand the manufacturer’s instructions and limitations for the digital forehead thermometer.  

In addition, it’s critically important for designated people to maintain consistency to the company’s screening procedures. Designated and trained people must understand that the screening process applies to all persons entering the workplace and not just employees. Employee health information must be maintained confidential and not included in personnel files. 

To discuss this topic in more detail, contact:

Kenneth R. Fry, MS
President/Principal Consultant

MKI Safety Group Inc.
425 Southfield Drive
Oley, PA 19547
Phone: 610-223-2223
Fax: 610-422-2547

Category: Coronavirus & Safety in the Workplace
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