Construction ICRA. Best Practices in Occupied Facilities
Inadequate procedures during an occupied healthcare facility construction project can cause fatalities if contaminants are released into the environment. Lethal pathogens trapped above ceilings, behind walls or under floors, can infiltrate patient and staff environments viaHVACsystems, foot traffic, and other conduits if the proper precautions are not taken.
The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters is taking aggressive action regarding this issue, and is training its carpenters to become highly trained to contain pathogens, protect patients and perform work without disrupting operations.