Safety Precautions for Hospital Construction Projects
March 29, 2018 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The expansion of existing healthcare facilities requires planning for the safety of both patients and construction workers, according to an article on the Healthcare Construction + Operations website.
Project teams should create layered and comprehensive approaches to identifying safety risks and preventing accidents before they happen, according to the article.
Workers should be trained in patient safety and comfort, use noise-reduction technology, implement separate worker entrances and manage material delivery flow to ensure that construction traffic doesn’t pose any risk to emergency room access.
Projects should also take implement contaminant control procedures to protect building occupants, including the use of portable dust containment units.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.