Mold Inspector Resources

Introduction to Molds
Molds produce and release millions of spores small enough to be air-, water-, or insect-borne. They can also produce toxic agents known as mycotoxins. Spores and mycotoxins can have negative effects on human health.

For those people who are affected by mold exposures there can be a wide variation in how they react. People at greatest risk of health effects are individuals with allergies, asthma, sinusitis, or other respiratory conditions, as well as infants and children, elderly people, and pregnant women. In addition, individuals with a weakened immune system are at risk.
Reference: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – Molds

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Supplememtal EPA Training – Mold Course
Introduction to Mold and Mold Remediation for Environmental and Public Health Professionals (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mold Web Course. Gives specific recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) when cleaning mold.

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OSHA Resources and References

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a United States environmental law that established a U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment and also established the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). The essential purpose of NEPA is to ensure that environmental factors are weighted equally when compared to other factors in the decision making process undertaken by federal agencies.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2013-102
NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings
The guidance includes a building inspection checklist and may be of interest to people working in office buildings, schools and other nonindustrial buildings.
Reference:
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2013-102/

EPA Compliance Regulations

CAA – Clean Air Act  http://www.epa.gov/air/caa

RCRA – Resource Conservation & Recovery Act http://www.epa.gov/regulations/laws/rcra.html
EPCRA – Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know  http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/epcra
TSCA – Toxic Substance Control Act  http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/tsca.html
CERCLA – Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation & Liability Act  http://www.epa.gov/superfund/policy/cercla.htm

IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certifications http://www.iicrc.org/what-does-certified-mold-inspector-training-offer-a-33.html