This Standard describes precautionary and remedial measures for preventing exposure to agents released or augmented because of actions undertaken during health care facility construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair work.
1) In this Standard, the term .construction. includes not only construction but also renovation, maintenance, and repair work, unless the context indicates otherwise.
2) This Standard does not cover all maintenance activities.
This Standard is intended to apply to the activities of
d)constructors (as defined in Clause 3);
e)infection prevention and control personnel;
f)planning and project managers;
g)facility managers and maintenance managers;
h)environmental services staff;
i)medical and nursing staff; and
j)occupational health hygiene professionals involved in any aspect of construction or renovation in occupied health care facilities.
This Standard has been developed for use during the project specification phase of construction projects and as a guideline for preventing and controlling construction-related fungal and bacterial infections during the construction phase of projects.
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