FACILITIES & ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
POLICY & PROCEDURE
X Administrative Manual
Computer Room Manual
Noise and Fume Precautions
During Remodeling or
PE.05.50.03 Noise and Fume Precautions
To ensure construction, service and remodeling activities of the department do not
create noise or fume hazards to patients.
When service or remodeling work is expected to generate large amounts of noise
or obnoxious fumes, it is required that the Facilities & Engineering Services
Section supervisor planning the work makes contact with the supervisor of the
patient care or service unit adjacent to the work, to discuss possible relocation of
patients and/or appropriate time schedule for the work.
A. Prior to beginning activity, all Facilities & Engineering Services
construction, service and remodeling projects will be evaluated by the
scheduling party for the probability of noise and fume generation.
B If the activity is considered a noise or fume generator, the scheduling
supervisor will be responsible for contacting the patient care supervisor
next to, above, or below the area of activity. The scheduling party and the
patient care supervisor will come to an agreement about the schedule of
C. Work which has been classified as a noise or fume generator will not
proceed until agreement has been made with the patient care supervisor.
If the patient care supervisor cannot arrange to have vulnerable patients
moved, the work will be placed on hold until a schedule is agreed to.
Continual Readiness Committee
UWHC Safety Director
Director, Facilities & Engineering Services