A number of Ford workers are reportedly experimenting with a “wearable social-distancing device” in the form of a small wristband that monitors how close workers are to one another and will vibrate if they come within six feet to remind them of proper social distancing procedure.
Workers are being thermally scanned to detect a fever when entering a facility. They are provided with masks and, in some circumstances, face shields. They will reportedly also be required to complete a daily online survey on their health and record who they come in contact with.
Presently, the majority of Ford’s plants are idled and waiting to reopen along with the rest of the U.S. economy. The few plants still operating are working to build emergency ventilators, face shields, and personal protective equipment from airbag material.
Read the article at MSN.