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Infraspection Launches Infrared Body Temperature Screening Course

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updated: May 20, 2020 21:24 EDT


Infraspection Institute announced today the launch of a new online training course: Infrared Body Temperature Screening. The course covers how to properly select, set up, and operate a thermal imaging system to detect potentially febrile persons.

Infraspection Institute’s Director Jim Seffrin had this to say: “We are very excited by the launch of our new course. Written by our highly experienced team of Master Thermographers, Infrared Body Temperature Screening is applicable to all brands of thermal imaging systems and teaches imaging protocols that meet ISO and U.S. FDA requirements as well as industry best practices.”

At the heart of thermal imaging are special cameras that detect and display thermal patterns and temperatures across the surface of an object or being. Also known as infrared cameras, thermal imagers are completely passive and emit no harmful radiation. Worldwide, thermal imaging is used on a daily basis to inspect a wide variety of systems and structures for hidden defects. It also is used by healthcare professionals to aid in the treatment of their patients.  

Since 2003, thermal imaging has been used globally to detect potentially feverish persons as they pass through airports or transportation centers. The 2020 pandemic has created record interest among companies and facility managers seeking to protect the health of their workforce and guests by identifying feverish persons prior to being allowed entry to their facility.

Infrared Body Temperature Screening is a five-unit course that teaches students how to utilize a thermal imager as a rapid screening tool for persons entering a facility. The course covers the topics of infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, equipment operation and selection, current regulations, standards compliance, screening area setup and procedures, adjunctive equipment, and safety issues. The course is designed for program managers and for operators of infrared body temperature screening systems. 

Seffrin concluded, “Although modern thermal imagers are quite user-friendly, it takes a trained technician to set up and operate the equipment properly. Failure to do so can lead to a high number of false positives or allow persons with a fever to enter a facility where they are likely to infect others. In order to ensure accuracy, Infrared Body Temperature Screening provides information vital to the safe and accurate operation of a human body temperature screening program.”

About Infraspection Institute

Infraspection Institute is the oldest independent infrared training and infrared certification firm in the world. Founded in 1980, Infraspection Institute has trained and certified over 10,000 thermographers worldwide. With 40 years in business, Infraspection Institute literally pioneered the infrared training industry. During its long history, Infraspection Institute has shaped the infrared industry through training, technical consulting, technical publications, research, standards development, and software publishing. For more information, visit www.infraspection.com or call 609-239-4788.

Source: Infraspection Institute