Engineering company Thornton Tomasetti is offering companies use of their specially developed app’ to help get employees back to work.
Engineers from the firm’s CORE studio developed the Healthy Reentry app to speed the safe return of the firm’s own employees in more than 50 offices around the world.
The firm also shared the app with colleagues in the architecture, engineering and construction industries who wanted to get their teams back to work as safely and simply as possible.
Now, the company said it wants to help other companies do the same.
“We set out with the goal to create a tool that prioritizes the health and safety of our employees,” said Thornton Tomasetti Chief Technology Officer Robert Otani. “As health monitoring and contact tracing will be the new normal as companies slowly move back to their offices, we decided to make this app available to everyone to help ease the process.”
Here is how it works: Employees can report their health status through the app, which is accessible via smart phone or computer, and whether they are working from home or in the office. They will also receive regular reminders to update any changes to their health.
Once in the workplace, they can document “encounters,” or incidents where person-to-person contact breaches a company’s health and safety protocols. If the employees involved in these encounters remain healthy, the information is simply logged for future reference. However, if someone tests positive for COVID-19, HR app will alert a company’s human resources department or management team, who then will be able to determine if any other employees have been exposed and act accordingly.
“In order to safely return to the office, each employee needs to meet local, state and company requirements,” Otani said. “Through the Healthy Reentry app, we can ensure employees are operating in a safe environment while preserving their privacy.”
Setting up the application for a firm’s unique authentication and security requirements and branding does require software development skills. For additional information, contact CORE_HealthyReentry@ThorntonTomasetti.com