American Industrial Hygiene Association Releases Position Statement on Mold

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has released its Position Statement On Mold and Dampness in the Built Environment, which defines AIHAs stance that persistent dampness and mold damage in the non-industrial
workplace, including schools, hospitals and residential housing, requires prevention, management and effective remediation.

Since 1996, AIHA has been a leader in the development of information and best practices on the management of mold and dampness problems in the built environment. This information has been relied upon by officials who develop and enforce public policy on indoor environmental quality (IEQ) for the non-industrial workplace. AIHA has also provided accessible information for individuals to enable more informed choices.

AIHA supports efforts to ensure that individuals who perform mold investigations and remediation are properly trained in the occupational and environmental hazards in buildings for all hazards. Qualified persons should be utilized for designing and managing mold assessments, directing others who perform initial mold assessments, writing protocols for mold remediation, and conducting post-remediation inspections. This may include Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and/or Registered Occupational Hygienists (ROH) with the specific education, training, and experience in microbial contamination.

To read the Position Statement On Mold and Dampness in the Built Environment, visit: http://www.aiha.org/news-pubs/govtaffairs/Documents/P-Mold-03-26-13.pdf.

Source: American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

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