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Jan 21, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Molds and Fungi


Molds are fungi that are found everywhere – both indoors and outdoors all year round. The terms fungi and mold are often used interchangeably, but mold is actually a type of fungi. Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of adverse health effects.

Source: OSHA

Jan 21, 2017
Guidelines for the Protection and Training of Workers Engaged in Maintenance and Remediation Work Associated with Mold


The outcome of workshops, presented here as minimum-training criteria, is intended to serve as initial guidance to governmental agencies, trade organizations, labor unions, and professional associations in the future development of mold worker protection training programs.

Source: NIH

Jan 21, 2017
Mold Fact Sheet


nformation about mold including evaluating buildings for mold growth, sampling, and remediation.

Source: Oregon OSHA

May 01, 2006
Preventing Mold-Related Problems in the Indoor Workplace - A Guide for Building Owners, Managers and Occupants


This guide provides basic information about mold, mold sources, and building-related illnesses. Brief discussions are included on building design considerations for healthy indoor air, as well as building evaluation and sampling for mold.

Source: OSHA

Feb 01, 2005
Histoplasmosis - Protecting Workers at Risk


This booklet is a revised edition of the NIOSH document Histoplasmosis: Protecting Workers at Risk, to help readers understand histoplasmosis and potential risks to workers.

Source: CDC