Construction in Health Care Facilities poses several challenges because of the unique work environment and the need to ensure patient safety.
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) created programs to help ensure patient safety during a construction project regardless of the size or complexity. The program provides an eight-hour training course, typically at no cost, to healthcare facilities. This eight-hour program provides healthcare workers and professional craft workers with a basic understanding of Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA). UBC Carpenters undergo a twenty-four ICRA Construction “Best Practices” training program if they are a Journeyman Carpenters and a forty-hour training program for Carpenter Apprentice. The ICRA programs