The hospital renovation market is valued at about $8 billion annually.
LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan urges signatory contractors to recognize that “with a properly trained and certified workforce provided by the Laborers, you can capitalize on this market.”
He points out that LIUNA-affiliated labor-management funds are helping contractors get started.
“On hospital renovation projects,” says O’Sullivan, “you are required to protect patients from exposure to dust, microbes and other contaminants. It is also vital to protect your workers from hospital-acquired infections. Our funds provide the workforce training and other support necessary for you to win contracts in this market.”
The LHSFNA’s manual, Infection Control during Hospital Renovation, and a companion eight-hour awareness course explain the methods necessary to protect both patients and your workforce. Order the manual through the Fund’s online catalogue. For further information, call 202-628-5465.
Meanwhile, the LIUNA Training and Education Fund is introducing an Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) accredited training and certification program at LIUNA training centers across the country, and LECET is developing marketing materials. For information on training opportunities, call 860-974-0800.
[Janet Lubman Rathner]