Five areas of Infectious Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)

The pandemic has created an urgent requirement for more senior care facilities, as well as renovations and expansions to hospitals and healthcare facilities. If your construction firm is considering capitalizing on this trend, you must be aware of and address the unique challenges that come with it.

Are there regulations that need to be followed? How are you protecting your employees?

While COVID-19 has been at the forefront of healthcare concerns, healthcare facilities must also manage many other infectious diseases on a daily basis. It’s essential to keep your employees safe while working in close proximity to infected areas. To ensure that your facility is compliant with the regulations surrounding Infectious Control Risk Assessments (ICRAs), it’s important to partner with a certified broker who is knowledgeable about these regulations. Proper ventilation is one such regulation that is crucial to the safety of your workers and others who may be present on-site, such as sub-contractors or facility employees.

When bidding on healthcare work, firms must take in account five areas of the ICRA to properly protect their employees and to remain compliant. Those areas are:

  1. Pre-planning
  2. Requirements
  3. Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP) Development
  4. Physical Barriers
  5. Continued Monitoring

Marsh McLennan Agency has Safety Consultants with American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) certifications to assist in your firm’s healthcare work. Contact us for more information on how we can assist on your next healthcare construction project.

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