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What are acceptable options for confirming health screening? Does it have to be a verbal confirmation? We have an employee finger scan when workers enter after a thermal temp check Can we use the finger scan as confirmation with signage?

Confirmation of health checks is needed, as per WorkSafeBC guidance. See below:

Employers must ensure that every worker performs a daily health check before entering the workplace. Health checks are mandatory self-assessments conducted by workers and include confirming with their employer, in a written or verbal format, that they have reviewed the complete list of entry requirements (included on this entry check poster) and that none of the prohibited criteria apply to them.

Employers can use a number of methods to confirm that this self-assessment has taken place. Some examples include:

  • A written health check declaration completed by workers before entry.
  • An online health check form completed by workers before entry.
  • A verbal check-in, done either in person, virtually, or by phone with every worker, confirming that the worker has completed their daily health check.
  • Other forms of a supervised daily health check process based on the above.