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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.
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.
Mold Fact Sheet
nformation about mold including evaluating buildings for mold growth, sampling, and remediation.
Source: Oregon OSHA
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.