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J.D. Irving implements temperature scanning for workers


April 3, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Photo: J.D. Irving, Ltd./LinkedInPhoto: J.D. Irving, Ltd./LinkedIn

J.D. Irving, Limited has announced it is installing infrared temperature scanning for workers at all of its operations after an initial trial at Irving Tissue in Saint John, New Brunswick this week.

The company shared the news on its LinkedIn page.

The camera-based screening indicates if a worker may have an elevated temperature, which is an important marker of the COVID-19 virus.

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If an abnormal temperature is recorded, supervisors can call 811 to determine if further action is required.

Earlier this week, the company announced three cases of COVID-19 at its Truro, Nova Scotia sawmill, which is now in temporary shutdown for sanitization.