Protect patients from contaminants during hospital construction.
NorthStar works in concert with health care facility administrators and general contractors to design and implement a series of engineering controls and physical barriers to prevent construction-related airborne contaminants from escaping work zones. These measures reduce the potential for the inadvertent cross-contamination of patient treatment areas.
NorthStar infection control technicians design and construct physical barriers, strategically place air filtration equipment and create negative pressurization in order to control particulates. These activities, in conjunction with constructing ante-rooms (decontamination areas), maintaining cleanliness and establishing waste stream controls, significantly reduce the transmission of potentially infectious agents associated with the construction or renovation process.
We have an uncompromising approach to cleanliness and containment and share our clients’ mission of keeping patients, employees and visitors safe and healthy. We also offer insurance that has full pollution endorsements and specifically includes mold coverage.
NorthStar employees are trained in OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and chemical safety, and we continuously update our staff through daily safety meetings.
We also keep current with guidelines issued by government and industry organizations, including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, American Institute of Architects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Fire Protection Association. Additionally, our director of restoration is a chemist, toxicologist and industrial hygienist who is certified by the American Society of Healthcare Engineering.