Clinical Laboratory Safety
Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Liquids
Flammable Material Storage
Hazardous Materials & Infectious Waste
Healthcare Facility Safety
Infectious Materials Handling
Medical Devices & Implants
Medical Gas & Vacuum Systems
Plant & Boiler Operations
Safety Procedures & Work Practices
Surgical Heating Devices & Lasers
Consulting Engineers & Scientists has substantial knowledge, experience, and understanding in the specific areas of different types of Healthcare Facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement facilities.
Healthcare is a diverse environment with an extremely complex support system and infrastructure. Nursing homes, hospitals, retirement facilities, and ambulatory care centers are places of business, in addition to being a sophisticated facility operation that helps support the care for sick and ill people. The healthcare setting incorporates many facets of industry, such as facility plant operations, research and clinical laboratories, storage/use of hazardous materials, the generation/accumulation of hazardous wastes, and infection control processes and procedures, all of which can be hazardous. Another area of danger is fall downs. They are a typical problem in these facilities and can occur in the corridor, from beds/chairs/tables, in the operating room, from patient transfer devices, and other equipment. Due to these and other safety reasons, it is important that considerations for the patients and visitors be taken during the design and layout of floors, bathrooms, and the placement of equipment.
Medical devices also have the potential to be dangerous because they are used to treat patients by various methods, such as electricity, radiation (x-ray, light, ultraviolet, microwave, infrared, proton beams), and drug delivery systems. Many medical devices are complex machines that are not always well understood by the end user, thus misuse or malfunction can occur. These devices include but are not limited to clinical lasers, PCA pumps, vascular implants, infusion pumps, and orthopedic devices.
Consulting Engineers & Scientists offers substantial knowledge and understanding in these intricate and specialized areas, and is able to assist you in all matters of litigation that may occur within the medical or healthcare environment.