Hazards and Control of Mould in Buildings - Manitoba
This Manitoba 2 Day Mould Course is designed to provide comprehensive coverage for building managers, health and safety staff, abatement contractors, and insurance professionals to meet their responsibilities regarding mould.
The course addresses:
- factors for mould growth in buildings
- health effects, regulations and guidelines
- testing methods and interpretation
- abatement techniques
- prevention of future mould growth
Mould contamination is now recognized as a potential cause of a range of adverse health effects in general use buildings such as offices, schools or homes. Authorities at all levels require assessment and remediation of potential mould growth and appropriate precautions to protect remediation workers and building occupants.
Building owners and employers are required to survey for mould if a concern is noted, and to remove the mould growth using appropriate methods. This issue presents a significant liability risk to building owners and operators, contractors and insurance professionals.
The hazard of mould contamination in buildings has emerged as one of the most prominent public health issues of the late 1990’s. From leaky condominiums in British Columbia to flooded homes in Manitoba and mouldy schools in Newfoundland, what was once treated as a nuisance, many occupants now consider a risk to their health.
Recent expert panel reviews have confirmed the association between mould growth in the indoor environment and adverse health effects. Several public buildings, including hospitals and health care facilities, have recently been shut down on discovery of mould. For all these reasons, those responsible for safety in buildings, must be ready to meet the challenges of this issue. The course has been designed for:
- Property managers
- Health and safety staff and committee members
- Insurance adjusters and other insurance industry
- Hazardous materials abatement contractors
- Restoration contractors
- Architects and engineers involved with renovation projects
- Introduction to mould biology and growth in buildings
- Health effects of exposure to mould
- Regulations and guidelines for assessment and control
- Procedures for inspection, testing and assessment of mould contamination
- Mould abatement procedure: small scale to whole building decontamination methods
- Preventing mould growth in buildings
Format and Methodology:
This is a two day course. The course delivery utilizes a significant amount of practical experience gained in the field. Discussions are strongly encouraged.
A course manual is provided to minimize the need to take notes and to maximize participation. The course manual also allows for better retention of knowledge and creates individualized follow-up reference material. Follow-up training support and materials are available.
Awards and Points
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