Gene Patrick serves as the Construction Safety Manager for Oregon Health and Science University, where he has supported construction, renovation and maintenance work since 2003. Gene maintains a significant focus on healthcare renovation projects to ensure impacts and risks to patient care operations are assessed, controlled, and documented to meet requirements of The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Fire Codes, and OHSU healthcare policies.
Gene discussed the unique fire and life safety concerns presented by project work within active healthcare occupancies, as well as sample documentation used for meeting recordkeeping requirements for code compliance, accreditation, and response to potential litigation, (Infection Control Measures and Fire & Life Safety).
Rick Sanders, MBA Regional Construction Manager with Providence Health and Services, presented Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM), detailing the operations, logistic communications and scheduling for the successful project completion. His talk focused on the owner perspective of dealing with contractors and subcontractors on projects while supporting the whole team involved.
Each quarter, SafeBuild Alliance provides a forum for networking with industry owners and peers, and the opportunity to listen to experts like those listed above to discuss their best practices, and what makes them unique.