In a step to further promote the health and safety of its employees during the pandemic, the Albertsons Companies of Boise, Idaho, has implemented a contactless temperature check and health screening solution for associates and vendors. The new technology, now being deployed across all Albertsons locations, enables a safer and more reliable health screening process for those who work in its stores and facilities, says the company.
Provided by Turing Video Inc., the technology leverages a built-in touchless body temperature scanner and a digital COVID-19 health questionnaire. The new screening solution can help to avoid potential exposure for health screeners while ensuring effective temperature screening for all associates, the company adds.
“The health and safety of associates working in our facilities is a top priority, and the enhanced health screening process provides us with peace of mind while promoting a healthy workplace” said Susan Morris, COO of Albertsons Cos., in a statement. “After testing multiple options, we are grateful for the support and partnership of Turing Video to deliver an effective, scalable solution.”
The enhanced process will be implemented across all markets regardless of their COVID-19 risk state, enabling Albertsons Cos. to adhere to the latest CDC recommendations and regional mandates pertaining to health screenings. Upon successful completion of the temperature screening and validation of the heath questionnaire, visible stickers are printed with “CLEAR” and the associate’s photo, which can then be worn by those screened who are not in food production areas. For those in food production positions, the stickers will be logged in the department.
“A quick, easy, contactless, and effective health screen is a key to containing the spread of COVID-19, and Albertsons Companies quickly recognized the value in implementing this system,” said Jerry Zhong, co-founder and president of Turing Video.