Introduction to Preventing Indoor Workplace Mold-Related Problems

Course Number: BD-1010
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Clint McCann, P.E.
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Overview

In Introduction to Preventing Indoor Workplace Mold-Related Problems, you'll learn ...

  • The causes of molds in buildings
  • The relationship between molds and building related illnesses
  • Methods for mold prevention
  • When to consider sampling for molds

Overview

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Length: 17 pages

In recent years, media coverage has brought about an increasing public awareness and concern regarding indoor air quality in homes, businesses, schools, and other public buildings. Much of the attention has revolved around concerns over exposure to mold in the indoor workplace.

Frequent news coverage of a topic that until the late 20th century was rarely mentioned can lead to assumptions that indoor mold is a fairly new threat. However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, exposure to molds has actually occurred throughout history and the types of molds most often found inside buildings are neither rare nor unusual. The fact is that no indoor space can be considered free from mold spores, not even surgical operating rooms.

While mold presence inside building spaces may be quite common with few ill effects to building occupants, certain types of molds have been associated with adverse health effects. Thus, it is prudent for building owners and facility managers to consider steps for remediation and prevention of indoor molds.

In this course, you will learn about the basics of mold, mold sources, and building-related illnesses. The course is useful for building owners, facility managers, plant engineers, maintenance professionals, renovation contractors, and building occupants. The course is relevant to all buildings where indoor air quality is of concern.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Description of molds, where they are typically found, and what conditions lead to their presence
  • Why building owners/managers should be concerned about the presence of mold
  • Brief discussions of Building-related Illnesses (BRIs) and Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
  • How mold can become a contributing factor to ill health effects
  • Preventive maintenance for mold-related issues
  • Steps to take if indoor mold is suspected
  • The purpose of mold remediation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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