Carpenters learning to create infection-free hospital construction zones

March 5, 2020

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters has been conducting system-wide training on infection-free construction zones since 2008, according to an article on the Duluth News Tribune website. 

Every year, 600 union carpenters in  Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa are updated, with more than 3,400 members carrying an active training card, sources said.

Union carpenters are doing “a lot” of hospital work, in which they’re bringing infection control practices onto job sites throughout the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota.

The training is not yet industry standard or required. 

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