How Can Manufacturing Recover?
- Prescreening: Employers should perform health checks, including temperature screening, before an individual enters the workplace.
- Self-monitoring: Employees should self-monitor under the supervision of their employer’s occupational health program.
- Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE): Face masks and gloves should be worn at all times.
- Practicing social distancing: Where practical and work responsibilities permit.
- Enhance sanitation procedures: Routinely clean and disinfect areas such as offices, bathrooms, and break rooms, as well as any shared equipment on the manufacturing floor or in distribution centers.
- Keep hand sanitizer readily available.
Protecting Employee Data While Protecting Employee Health
Every health screening solution aimed at detecting COVID-19 and preventing its spread collects data that privacy advocates fear will be misused. Likewise, employers worry about what their rights and responsibilities are concerning employee data gathered during health screening.
When Solos Health Analytics created FeverGuard, which is fully HIPAA compliant, it anticipated these concerns. When a user’s FeverGuard device broadcasts data to the FeverGuard application that data is anonymous. There’s no personally identifiable information in the transmission.
FeverGuard provides a clear picture of workforce health and identifies at-risk employees, so businesses can scale operations up or down as needed while economies reopen or contract.
The FeverGuard management console allows a manager or administrator to receive alerts, create reports, and recognize correlations or anomalies across their entire organization. To ensure employees’ data privacy, employers who use FeverGuard for their workforce do not receive employee temperature data. They simply receive an alert when a threshold has been breached.
FeverGuard should be part of any manufacturing organization's health and employee benefits package.