In today’s high-tech, high-pressure healthcare environment, employees and patients can be exposed to many different chemicals. While patients typically experience remedial effects of these chemicals, prolonged exposure to staff can become a problem.
OSHA, CMS, TJC, DNV, CAP, and others have set standards for the presence, duration, and frequency of chemical exposure monitoring in order to maintain the health of your clinicians. Potential employee exposure to formaldehyde, xylene, glutaraldehyde, acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, anesthetic gases and more is possible during a typical workday.
CHT’s environmental monitoring program provides employee exposure monitoring to a wide variety of chemicals that employees and patients may be exposed to throughout the course of a workday. Utilizing active and passive dosimetry (badge monitoring), CHT technicians can administer a testing protocol to ensure employee safety and provide compliance with TJC EC.02.02.01, EP’s 9 & 10, among others.
CHT provides you the assurance that your staff and treatment areas are functioning in a safe and optimum manner by:
Regular monitoring is critical. Seasonal changes with changes in weather and fluctuating temperatures alter environmental control system settings. This can have consequences on the energy efficiency of your facility’s systems, as well as their safe operation.
Air Exchange and Room Pressure Evaluations
Maintain the health of your employees with consistent environmental monitoring that measures and documents room pressures, air exchanges and long term exposure to chemical hazards.
A poorly maintained air handling system can be costly and potentially dangerous: