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Pre-construction Risk Assessment/Infection Control Risk Assessment (PCRA/ICRA) Credential in the Market
The COVID-19 pandemic is just one of many threats that must be addressed by healthcare construction workers to protect workers, patients, staff and the general public. Other biological infections, fire equipment and systems, utility services, noise, vibration, odors, delivery/handling/storage of supplies and materials, and ventilation are all important areas of concern.
To help mitigate the risks of healthcare construction, renovation, demolition, maintenance and repair, The Joint Commission, the organization that accredits over 22,000 healthcare facilities, requires a comprehensive protocol known as a PCRA. An infection control risk assessment (ICRA), which is part of the PCRA process, is also required by The Joint Commission.
Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a two-part article advocating for more stringent requirements for PCRA/ICRA appeared in the November and December 2019 issues of the "Environment of Care News". In this publication of The Joint Commission, the authors called for all construction personnel participating in pre-construction, maintenance, and construction activities on healthcare facilities to demonstrate their competence by possessing a PCRA/ICRA, ANSI/ASTM - accredited credential.[i]
Green Advantage is the only organization that offers a PCRA/ICRA Certificate Program that meets these requirements.
The PCRA/ICRA Certificate Program prepares construction personnel to address the serious risks posed by healthcare construction. Learning objectives include:
• understanding the need for PCRA/ICRA
• knowledge about key concepts related to infection control during construction
• recognition of the pathogen transmission factors related to construction processes
• awareness of the unique construction challenges represented by the hospital environment
• familiarity with the regulatory context for healthcare facility construction
• application of PCRA to healthcare facility construction activity
• cognizance of the details of the PCRA process
• awareness of construction impacts on building systems
• familiarity with PCRA procedures
• familiarity with Interim Life Safety Measures
• knowledge of approaches and best practices to ensure health & safety during healthcare facility construction
Regardless of what the future holds, public protection will remain paramount in healthcare construction. Register today for this free 45 minute webinar/Q&A to learn more about how you can earn this valuable credential that helps ensure public health and safety within the healthcare construction sector.