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#76 Charles.C

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:34 PM

Hi paulam,

 

Getting (further) OT

 

A risk assessment with regard to ?

 

So far, in other threads, Covid's proposed (indirect) "hazards" to food safety have focussed on generic difficulties related to  potential absences of "critical"  FS Personnel., eg maintenance of appropriate hygienic conditions, monitoring functions etc. Other threads handle this "hazard" within Crisis Management Procedures however BRC8 does not not include this topic.

 

The Questionnaires in previous Posts are one Preventive Measure for above "hazard".


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:31 PM

The risk assessment is in regard to employees' health(infectious disease). Completely agree that the hazard is controlled by the programs, however, I do wonder if an auditor will be more prone to review infectious disease policies and procedures due to this.
Thank you for your feedback.



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 11:36 PM

Body check every entry points following the WHO standards not more than 37.3 degrees



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 12:45 AM

Body check every entry points following the WHO standards not more than 37.3 [99.1 deg F] degrees

 

^^^^^^
Surprisingly (to me), WHO are in significant disagreement with CDC (or vice-versa), eg for CDC -
 

The 42 Code of Federal Regulations parts 70/71 Final Rule defines an ill person as someone who:

Has a fever (has a measured temperature of 100.4 °F [38 °C]† or greater,

etc, etc

https://www.cdc.gov/...-illnesses.html

 

Substantial variations also exist internally across USA, eg

 

https://www.washingt...ng-coronavirus/

 

PS - additionally from last link -

A fever also can be a weak signal of covid-19, absent in the estimated 20 percent of covid-19 cases in which patients exhibit no symptoms. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine from Wuhan, China, where the worldwide outbreak originated, found that only 44 percent of people admitted to the hospital for covid-19 came in with a temperature of at least 99.5 degrees.

So, you’re missing half the cases walking in the door,” said David Thomas, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who cited the journal study as a sign of the screening problems.

 

 


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Posted 24 May 2020 - 04:02 AM

We also check body temperatures. Max of 37.3 deg Celsius. However, we noticed that a person could rest a bit and his body temperature goes down to below 37.3. 



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:00 AM

Maybe we need a poll. :smile:


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Posted 10 June 2020 - 10:41 AM

For those who are taking employee/visitors' temperature, are you keeping a note of the temperatures taken? Or it's just being taken at the entrance and depending on the results, the employee/visitor is allowed in? 

 

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Posted 10 June 2020 - 11:36 AM

For those who are taking employee/visitors' temperature, are you keeping a note of the temperatures taken? Or it's just being taken at the entrance and depending on the results, the employee/visitor is allowed in? 

 

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Yes, we have a log with employee names and a spot to document their temperature. 



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Posted 10 June 2020 - 12:16 PM

For those who are taking employee/visitors' temperature, are you keeping a note of the temperatures taken? Or it's just being taken at the entrance and depending on the results, the employee/visitor is allowed in? 

 

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Only those with high temperatures. It's a faster process. Also in the USA, any document with an employee's temperature has to be securely kept.



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Posted 10 June 2020 - 12:20 PM

Correct. You have to follow all local privacy laws, HIPAA and ADA. Very important! 



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Posted 10 June 2020 - 12:21 PM

For those who are taking employee/visitors' temperature, are you keeping a note of the temperatures taken? Or it's just being taken at the entrance and depending on the results, the employee/visitor is allowed in?

 

We document failed temps of greater than 100.3°F. per CDC requirements only. We have our temp station at the area for clock in to guarantee all have to be checked.

 

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 12:34 PM

We document failed temps of greater than 100.3°F. per CDC requirements only. We have our temp station at the area for clock in to guarantee all have to be checked.

 

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We have been taking and recording temperatures of every employee as they enter the building so we can see if an employee is trending higher then their average and if they have a temperature of greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit they are not allowed to work per CDC.


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