New EH&E White Paper Helps Hospitals Address Process and Documentation Requirements for Infection Control During Construction

July 19, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
NEWTON, Mass. – July 19, 2006 – A new free white paper entitled “Infection Control in the Healthcare Environment During Construction,” is available to help hospitals efficiently comply with specific Environment of Care standards of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

This paper describes a system designed by EH&E, currently in use at a leading teaching and research hospital in the United States, that both standardizes the construction review process and provides the necessary documentation. It’s available for download at: from EH&E, a leading provider of environmental, health, safety, and engineering consulting services for healthcare institutions.

“Most healthcare institutions are continuously being upgraded to keep up with advances in technology, and must devise policies and procedures to allow construction projects to go forward while simultaneously maintaining critical patient services. This system has been in place for more than two years, and provides standardized, proven procedures for approaching infection control issues in all construction projects,” said Jack McCarthy, President and co-founder of EH&E.

This white paper reviews the applicable JCAHO standards and American Institute of Architects guidelines, and describes a field tested, successful solution for maintaining ICRA documentation. The paper will be interesting and informative to all those responsible for maintaining environmental health and safety compliance in healthcare facilities.

For more information or to download the free whitepaper, “Infection Control in the Healthcare Environment During Construction”, visit

About EH&E
EH&E has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for over 18 years. Our team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry and our wealth of readily-accessible information has become a powerful resource for our clients. Our new series of eH&E web compliance solutions is just the latest example of our continuing effort to provide this knowledge and information to a wider audience of healthcare institutions.