The mere presence of mold growth does not necessarily indicate that people present in the area will exhibit adverse health effects. However, as the level of mold contaminated materials increases, so do potential exposures. Certain exposures may represent a significant risk such as occupational exposures to high concentrations of mold and chronic exposures, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma or allergies.
It is very difficult to determine “safe” or “unsafe” levels of exposure for the general public because of variation of individual susceptibility and lack of validated environmental exposure sampling methods. However, there are specific methods available to a Safety and Health Manager that can help mitigate the potential for mold to affect employees. There are also basic industrial hygiene sampling techniques that can identify “hidden” exposures and safety management programs that can reduce or eliminate identified hazards. From an environmental standpoint, a property manager must accept the reality that “mold happens” and set a course to prepare a mold management strategy.
The speaker will identify elements of a useful mold management strategy and demonstrate how proactive steps can minimize the potential for property damages and bodily injuries from exposure.
This webinar is intended to provide a loss control perspective of the topic. Insurance coverage issues will not be addressed. If you have questions concerning coverage or insurability, please contact your insurance broker or underwriter.