Employers Can Now Check Employees Temperatures Before They Leave Home

What You Need To Know:

OSHA’s new Covid-19 guidelines Nov 6 2020. OSHA Regulations 1910.134(e)(2)(ii). OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire (Mandatory)

Employers should review OSHA’s PPE Standards at 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I And Respiratory Protection standard 29 CFR 1910.134 for specific selection, Training, and other applicable requirements.

Administrators should take the following steps:

  1. Perform Hand Hygiene
  2. Check Temperature
  3. Provide PPE
  4. Discard PPE

EEOC newest guidelines, confirming specifically that the Covid-19 pandemic permits employers to measure employees’ body temperatures before allowing them to enter the worksite. Identity of Covid-19 Employees’ showing symptoms should only be shared with members of management with a true need to know. All information Gleaned should be treated as confidential Medical information under NDA.

CDC has issued COVID-19 specific Guidance urging workplaces located iin communities with minimal to moderate COVID-19 risk implement regular health checks, including temperature and respiratory symptom screening.

Employers may evaluate specific compliance approaches based on their industry sector, location, and the requirements may be satisfied by directing employees to conduct self-administered test and report the results to employers on a daily basis before entering the facility.