Clean-up & Remediation

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Jan 21, 2017
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings

https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-remediation-schools-and-commercial-buildings-guide

This document presents guidelines for the remediation/cleanup of mold and moisture problems in schools and commercial buildings for building managers, custodians, and others who involved in maintenance.

Source: EPA

Jan 21, 2017
Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Flood-Contaminated HVAC Systems: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/Cleaning-Flood-HVAC.html

The following recommendations will help ensure that HVAC systems contaminated with flood water are properly cleaned and remediated to provide healthy indoor environments.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 21, 2017
EPA Topic Page: Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies - Flooding

https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/flooding

EPA cautions the public and all responders about the potential hazards of flood waters,and includes factsheets on drinking water and food and flooding and mold

Source: EPA

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

http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/public/hasl_get_blob.cfm?ID=2034

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
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Environmental Quality - Dampness and Mold in Buildings

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/indoorenv/mold.html

This topic page provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health presents FAQs on mold including descriptions, remediation, testing and symptoms of exposure.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2012
OSHA FactSheet: Mold Hazards during Hurricane Sandy Cleanup

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA-FS-3619.pdf

Flood and water damage inside buildings after disasters contribute to the growth of mold. Remediation of mold-contaminated building materials can be done safely.

Source: OSHA

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

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/preventing_mold.pdf

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

Apr 01, 2006
EPA Mold Course: Introduction to Mold and Mold Remediation for Environmental and Public Health Professionals

http://www2.epa.gov/mold/take-mold-course

This free, web course contains information on mold prevention and remediation. It is designed primarily for environmental and public health professionals.

Source: EPA