In the midst of the current pandemic, employee screening is a critical component of reopening businesses!
Screening involves a designated individual asking symptom-related questions and performing a temperature check of employees as they enter the premises. Some state governors have issued executive orders requiring temperature checks, and many large businesses have implemented automated systems for checking temperature.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that employers implement symptom and temperature screening. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also requires this screening and will be auditing healthcare facilities to ensure compliance. Failing to comply would place hospitals at risk of losing Medicare funding and incurring major financial losses.
Temperature screening can be performed in several ways:
- Home screening using commercial thermometers;
- In person temperature measurement with noncontact infrared thermometers;
- automated noncontact thermal imaging cameras.
Home screening is the most cost-effective option, but in practice employees cannot be relied upon to consistently and accurately measure and self report temperature.
For the in-person screening at the workplace, we recommend iPIMM Health Check App – a non-intrusive way of protecting worker safety in offices, plants, warehouses and retail outlets in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Global Pandemic.
How To Get Started Using The PIMM Health Check application?
- Download the iPIMM Health Check App from the Apple APP store
- Contact Procuro to establish a PIMM Health Check account.