We are a SQF certified food manufacturing facility and it has come to my attention that an employee wears an external blood sugar monitor to control his diabetes. He works in the production area but is not involved with batching. He is, however, involved in cleaning tanks and packaging finished product. His monitor is held onto his arm by a bandage.
In my opinion this poses a food safety issue if the bandage or device falls into the tank while he is doing sanitation. However we could clearly identify this and immediately conduct another cleaning and sanitation on the affected tank and visually inspect the tank prior to running another batch. To minimize this risk I want to propose having him wear an arm sleeve wrap on top of the monitor/bandage to ensure the device does not fall off while he is in the production area.
If anyone has had experience with this or something similar, then what did you do? How can we minimize the risk associated with an employee using a medical device. Also, can i even request for him to wear an arm sleeve? Will this mess up any of his blood sugar readings?