Construction Managers and contractors who work in the healthcare industry recognize that dust poses serious health risks at hospitals and healthcare facilities during remodeling and renovation.
Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) have been a major problem in patient safety for decades, affecting 5 to 10 percent of patients who enter healthcare facilities each year.
Updated August 2021 IPs, FMs, or healthcare contractors may have heard of the Safety Risk Assessment or SRA, and most start to think about the Infection Control Risk Assessment or ICRA only in the days before construction begins. Both should be integral parts of the design and planning phases of construction and renovation ...
Updated: August 2021 Modular wall systems not only demonstrated their usefulness in handling the huge number of COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic but also showed how hospitals could deal rapidly with infrastructural needs in other large-scale healthcare emergencies while minimizing disruption to their ...
What is a Superbug and Why are They Dangerous? Antibiotic-resistant bacteria (superbugs) are a common problem in the healthcare industry today, with more than 2 million Americans getting an antibiotic-resistant infection annually. Why are they so dangerous?
Public health emergencies caused by infectious threats have the potential to affect and kill thousands and even millions of people. These threats can be caused naturally as outbreaks or pandemics.
With recent outbreaks happening in the United States, the Ebola incident, for example, employers may want to assess their infection control programs currently in place at their workplaces that line up with safety regulations and ensure workers health and safety.
In early 2018, an outbreak of norovirus at a San Francisco school caused at least 57 people, 53 students, and four teachers, to be sick, according to officials. Several schools in the Northern California area closed due to the spread of norovirus (U.S. News).
Written by Gearhart and Associates, LLC. for STARC Systems, Inc. Gearhart and Associates are industry experts in Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) training, Infection Control and Prevention Strategies, and Facilities Risk Management.