Why ICRA Certification is Essential for your Medical Contractor

October 20, 2017

A progress shot of Dr. Teoh’s office renovation in Greensboro.

Contractors always face certain risks on the job.

The walls of your office can contain all sorts of dangerous chemicals that are harmful to both you and your contractor. For example, lead paint and asbestos are major concerns that your contractor can encounter unexpectedly. These substances become more harmful when they are released in dust particles on a construction site.

But medical contractors face a unique risk during their construction jobs because there could be a risk of exposure to disease when renovating or expanding a doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, or other medical building.

An after photo of LabCorp’s renovation in Asheboro.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Mold, bacteria, and even viruses can lurk inside the structures of these sites. The dust from a construction project can be dangerous to contractors and can also affect anyone using that space during or after a renovation. These spaces are frequently visited by high-risk patients with low immunity to infection. That’s why it’s crucial for your contractor to be ICRA certified, for everyone’s safety.

ICRA stands for Infection Control Risk Assessment. Certification in ICRA instructs contractors on the best industry-specific ways to prevent the spread of infection from medical construction. 

Hayco’s infectious disease certification training.

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]This training teaches contractors invaluable skills including how to:

  • Contain dust from construction
  • Determine the risk level of a project site
  • Secure a high risk job site from outsider access
  • Effectively clean a site after construction

These skills will ensure that you, your patients, and your contractor are all safe during and after the construction process. That’s why more and more members of the medical industry are requiring that their contractors become ICRA certified before beginning a project. 

An after photo of Dr. Teoh’s office renovations in Greensboro.

All of our contractors at Hayco Construction are ICRA certified. If your medical practice or hospital is in need of an expansion, renovation, or custom upfit, you can rely on us to create a safe construction site at your workplace.

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