Honeywell, Houston, TX, has launched a complete, modular, digital solution to help industrial operations enforce compliance with key health and safety requirements, including body-temperature checks and automated-entry-management processes, as workers return to a site. Part of the manufacturer’s “Plant & Personnel Safety Solutions” portfolio, Honeywell Digitized Workforce Management – Business Continuity and Response combines software and hardware to help meet a variety of return-to-work and transition-to-operations needs.
Among other things, the product’s real-time location functionality facilitates site-monitoring compliance in accordance with social distancing policies and enables contact tracing and monitoring of worker safety. It also includes remote collaboration capabilities to empower company operations with a reduced workforce.
According to the company, the new solution supports Honeywell thermal cameras that can be used with systems compliant with NDAA 2019, Section 889, to check for elevated body temperatures and provide input to the access-control system. This automated capability allows authorized personnel to restrict entryway access if an elevated temperature is detected, which, in turn, reduces manual tasks and helps optimize the individual and collective risk profiles of the site’s workforce.
Digitizing the entryway approval workflow for visitors and returning employees and contractors enables organizations to onboard the workforce efficiently, leveraging workforce management and access control into a new layer of protection.