Pre-Construction Risk Assessments (PCRA)

  • Perform or assist with PCRA prior to start of construction

Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA)

  • Develop ICRA
  • Train Infection Control Preventionist and hospital staff to perform ICRA
  • Interpretation of ICRA Classification
  • Develop guidelines for projects based on ICRA classification

Environmental Monitoring

  • Sampling strategy for IAQ monitoring
  • Collection of fungal air and surface samples
  • Collection of airborne particle counts
  • On-site walkthroughs of construction sites

Construction Training

  • Infection Control training for staff
  • Infection Control training for contractors and subcontractors

On-site Consulting

  • Containment barrier placement and construction consulting
  • Negative air consulting and confirmation
  • Verification of HEPA filtration effectiveness
  • Debris transport route design
  • Certified Healthcare Contractor (CHC)

Indoor Air Quality

  • Full service indoor environment risk assessments
  • Fungal air and surface contaminates
  • Bacterial air and surface contaminates
  • Waterborne pathogens
  • Chemical and odor issues
  • Employee complaints

Legionella

  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Legionella risk assessments and decontamination recommendations
  • Legionella bulk and surface analyses

Flood Services

  • Flood and disaster planning
  • On-site consulting and disaster team

Guidance

  • Thermal imaging
  • Mitigation and remediation protocols

Other Services

  • Pathogen monitoring and prevention programs
  • Noise exposure
  • Industrial hygiene services

Construction Guidelines

Environmental Safety Technologies adheres to the following guidelines to provide guidance in minimizing and/or preventing the transmission of pathogens in the indoor environment during construction related activities:

The Joint Commission (TJC)

  • Hospital Accreditation Standards
  • When planning demolition, construction, or renovation, the hospital uses risk criteria that address the impact of construction activities.
  • Air quality requirements
  • Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA)
  • Utility requirements and emergency procedures
  • Noise and vibration
  • Interim life safety measures

The American Intitute of Architects (AIA)

  • Guidelines for design and construction of healthcare facilities
  • During the planning phase of a project, after carefully considering the facility’s patient population and programs, the owner shall provide an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA).