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Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General
Michael J. Missal, Inspector General

Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Summary Report - Construction Safety at Veterans Health Administration Facilities
Report Number: 14-01288-145 Download
Issue Date: 5/8/2014
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CAP Reviews
Release Type: Unrestricted

The purpose of the review was to determine whether Veterans Health Administration facilities had developed effective construction safety programs that provided a safe environment for patients, employees, and visitors during construction and renovation activities in patient care areas. OIG performed this review in conjunction with 27 Combined Assessment Program reviews of Veterans Health Administration medical facilities conducted from October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013. OIG identified opportunities for improvement in site inspections, contractor tuberculosis risk assessments, committee oversight, training, and documentation and made five recommendations.