Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Training Make SWRCC Members More Competitive2019-01-11T00:31:39+00:00

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)

Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA) are essential to protect against and reduce the risk of infection during the design, development, construction, and renovation of healthcare facilities.   When construction workers are trained in ICRA, healthcare projects, their patients, employees, and construction trade staff are safer.

Today’s healthcare organizations are faced with the responsibility of maintaining a safe and sterile environment for their patients and staff while new construction and renovation projects are underway.

Carpenters are raising the bar for healthcare facility construction, improving patient and staff safety

Today’s healthcare organizations are faced with the responsibility of maintaining a safe and sterile environment for their patients and staff while new construction and renovation projects are underway.

The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) strongly recommends ICRA training for carpenters at any stage of their career. Currently, the only construction trade offering ICRA instruction, SWRCC training centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to offer industry-leading training for healthcare facilities

The ICRA protocol involves risk minimization, identification of hazardous materials, documentation, record keeping, and reporting. Construction ICRA addresses the spread of contaminants released above ceilings, inside walls, or under floors during construction.  ICRA involves control of many factors including air pressure differentials, anterooms, medical facility awareness, effective communication, and personal protective equipment.

With an industry as dynamic and evolutionary as healthcare, combined with an aging population, and recently increased government investments in healthcare, the industry is experiencing growth throughout the country. As more healthcare providers outgrow their facilities and/or renovate to stay current with new innovations, SWRCC ICRA training will make our members more competitive in the labor market while further ensuring a safe and healthy world of work for all.

ICRA Best Practices in Healthcare Facilities Course

This course is only open to members and includes a total of 24 hours of training, 16 hours of lecture and 8 hours of hands-on shop training. Members can select one of two schedule options:

  • Three Saturday sessions, (8 hours per session) for a total of 24hrs.
  • Four afternoon sessions, (4 hours per sessions) + 1 Saturday (8 hour session) for a total of 24hrs

Contact the SWCTF Training Center in your area for class times, schedules, and registration details.

ICRA Assessment Training Request Form

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