With states beginning to ease stay-at-home orders, employers are formulating plans to return employees to the workplace. As part of this process, many employers are considering implementing regular employee temperature checks in an effort to keep employees safe. While this measure may have seemed unthinkable and fraught with risks even just a couple of months ago, we expect that health screenings, including temperature checks, will become increasingly prevalent in the workplace. In fact, just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued guidance on how employers and businesses can safely conduct temperature checks. Key portions of that guidance are summarized below, along with a list of common questions and best practices employers should consider before requiring employees to undergo regular temperature checks.
The FLIR One Pro is a low-cost thermal imaging solution that appends to a smartphone and allows the user to capture a thermal image. The FLIR One is used by many of the thermal capture Kiosk now being deployed in retail shopping centers and health clubs. It is a fine system produced by one of the top manufacturers in the sector. The FLIR One pro all one, while excellent at what it does is not a sufficient system for Covid-19 thermal screening defense; because of its lack of a thermal control reference. For this reason, InfectCheck elected to use the SeekScan Thermal Imaging camera and thermal reference control as the foundation of its COVID response active thermal access control system.
Seek Scan is specifically designed and calibrated to deliver accurate skin temperature measurements while enabling social distancing protocols. In seconds, the system automatically detects a face, identifies the most reliable facial features for measurement, and displays an estimated body temperature. A visual and audible alert is provided if someone is warmer than the customizable alarm temperature.