[MCOH-EH] Employee requests for sit to stand desks, special chairs etc.

Thrasher, Terri (Terri) Terri.Thrasher at cchmc.org
Tue Nov 6 09:00:14 PST 2018

We still have to approve their purchase…

From: MCOH-EH <mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net> On Behalf Of Tara Dockery
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 11:50 AM
To: MCOH/EH <mcoh-eh at mylist.net>
Subject: Re: [MCOH-EH] Employee requests for sit to stand desks, special chairs etc.

Wow, Terri, the hospital allows staff to bring in their own furnishings?

I have issues at my facility as we keep evaluating on inspection that the hospital is placing furniture that is not wipeable, non-porous or water resistant in patient care areas, and I have had such an issue with trying to get them to stop ordering chairs with mesh backing, as they are almost impossible to clean with the collection of dust and skin particles. It makes me wonder if we allowed them to bring in their own furniture what I could find… My epidemiologist constantly quotes that we need a “furnishings, fixtures and finishes policy that meats the fgi standards, yet there I no policy he can produce that I can glean from to implement.


Tara Lee Dockery, IP, MT(ASCP), BS | Infection Preventionist and Employee Health
Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics
174 1st Ave North | P.O. Box H | Ilwaco |WA | 98624
Phone: 360.642.6307 | Fax: 360-642-6309  |tdockery at oceanbeachhospital.com<mailto:tdockery at oceanbeachhospital.com>

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From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces+tdockery=oceanbeachhospital.com at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Thrasher, Terri (Terri)
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:33 AM
To: MCOH/EH <mcoh-eh at mylist.net<mailto:mcoh-eh at mylist.net>>
Subject: Re: [MCOH-EH] Employee requests for sit to stand desks, special chairs etc.

I have no budget for this...
The hospital provides 3 separate chair option you must choose or furnish your own.
For sit stand the employee can purchase from approved models...
We generally dont provide sitt stand paid by us...there are other solutions that are reasonable accommodations
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On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 11:02 AM -0500, "PRATER, DEANNA" <deanna.prater at bayareahospital.org<mailto:deanna.prater at bayareahospital.org>> wrote:
For those of you who work in a hospital setting, I am curious how you manage requests for specialty chairs, sit-to-stand desks and other items that employees say they need.  I receive these requests, and I am unsure of what items should come out of the Occupational Health Department as an accommodation and what should come out of the department budget.  I had employee bring me an Rx from her provider for a sit-to-stand desk after she was off for a non-work-related surgery.  Other employees tell me they need a specific chair for ergonomics, and the managers feel it should come from my budget.

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