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ICRA – Infection Control Risk Assessment

The 8-hour ICRA Awareness course provides the necessary training to understand the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures for properly performing healthcare or other occupied facility construction and renovation tasks. In addition, participants will examine the practical use of ICRA tools including containment, negative air, HEPA filtration, and work practice techniques.

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)

Contractors and workers that perform healthcare or other occupied facility and renovation construction need to understand the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures to properly perform this work.  CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training’s 8-hour ICRA Awareness training program provides the necessary information to understand and apply the ICRA procedures and examines the practical use of ICRA tools including containment, negative air, HEPA filtration, and work practice techniques.

Confined Space Legal Update

Confined Space

Time: 30 min

Objectives: 

By the end of the unit, students will be able to:

      • List 3 of the major changes to the PRCS (Permit Required Confined Space) Standard
      • Explain how these changes apply to the participants’ worksite

Description: 

Confined Space Cadets

Confined Space

Time: 30- 40 min

Objectives: 

By the end of the unit, students will be able to:

Confined Space Review

Confined Space

Time: 10-15 min
Methods: Lecturette, questions and answers
Supplies: Flipchart or whiteboard, markers, OHT and projector

Donning Level C

Personal Protective Equipment

Time: 20 min
Methods: Question & answer, demonstration
Supplies: Handouts, overhead optional; also some examples of Level "C" PPE

Levels of PPE

Personal Protective Equipment

Time: 10 min
Methods: Lecture and discussion
Supplies: Whiteboard or flip chart

Russ's Respirators

Personal Protective Equipment

Time: 55 min
Methods: Small group activity with stations. Four of five APR respirators are deliberately impaired, either with a faulty part or by being assembled incorrectly. Each respirator should have between one and three problems. One respirator is in good condition. Groups are given 5 minutes at each station to find and record the problem(s) found before they move on to the next station.
Supplies: Five APR respirators, forms to record findings, whiteboard or flip chart

Ed's Crz

Decontamination Procedures

Time: 55 min
Methods: Workshop demonstration
Supplies: Various model building materials, as available (see the materials list); flip chart/whiteboard, overhead projector, evaluation sheet

DVD-based Simulation

Emergency Response

Time: 90 min (time will vary according to the discussion generated)
Methods: DVD interactive video, question and answer, class discussion
Supplies: Emergency Response DVD, LED Projector, DVD or laptop player, Projection Screen
* Many training centers have this type of equipment. However, if you wish to use this training component at a location that does not have this equipment, please call Steve Surtees at CPWR.

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