PUZZLED BY WICRA? SEPTEMBER 30
The Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) has become a common process for identifying infection hazards associated with facility construction and renovation. This approach traditionally focuses on activities which impact ventilation, dust generation, and construction methods with little emphasis on water systems and waterborne pathogens. Developing a Water Infection Control Risk Assessment (WICRA) can help secure patient safety and the facility’s reputation from the consequences of waterborne disease associated with water system construction, renovation, or maintenance activity.