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Mold Remediation Courses
Introduction to Mold Remediation
Goal: Learn the fundamentals of mold remediation and become familiar with important guidance documents that will help standardize the work.
Lesson 1: Overview
Objective – Define remediation, identify the parties involved, and describe the remediation process from start to finish.
Lesson 2: Guidance Documents
Objective – Identify the important standards and guidelines to follow when remediating mold.
Personal Protective Equipment
Goal: Understand the role personal protective equipment plays in reducing exposure to mold during remediation activities.
Lesson 1: The Equipment
Objective – Identify the different types of respirators and other personal protective equipment used in mold remediation.
Lesson 2: The Requirements
Objective – Describe the U.S. regulations that govern the use of personal protective equipment.
Lesson 3: Selection and Usage
Objective – Select an appropriate level of personal protective equipment based on recommendations from guidance documents and become familiar with some key work practices related to the use of PPE on mold remediation jobs.
Goal: Design remediation projects that protect workers, occupants, and the surrounding uncontaminated areas.
Lesson 1: Isolation
Objective – Identify three types of containment and describe how they isolate the mold contaminated areas.
Lesson 2: Pressure Differential
Objective – Describe how air filtration devices can be used to establish a pressure differential to prevent the escape of airborne contaminants from the work area.
Lesson 3: Inside Containment
Objective – Describe how air exchanges, air scrubbing, and dust suppression can control exposures and improve air quality within containment.
Goal: Understand how to clean and replace mold damaged materials, learn which materials can be cleaned, and which need to be replaced in order to remove the mold contamination.
Lesson 1: Cleaning
Objective – Identify which surfaces can be cleaned and describe how HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping can physically remove mold.
Lesson 2: Replacement
Objective – Describe removal procedures for moldy materials that cannot be cleaned.
Goal: Know when, why, and how to apply antimicrobial pesticides and/or antimicrobial coatings on mold remediation projects.
Lesson 1: Antimicrobial Pesticides
Objective – Define antimicrobial pesticides and related terms, and describe regulatory requirements for their labeling and use.
Lesson 2: Antimicrobial Coatings
Objective – Describe the different types of antimicrobial coatings, and identify which regulations apply to their use.
Lesson 3: When to Use
Objective – Describe the advice provided by 5 different guidance documents regarding the use of antimicrobials.
Lesson 4: How to Use
Objective – Identify key legal requirements regarding how antimicrobial products are used.
Remediation Plans and Verification
Goal: Develop a remediation plan and verify that a remediation project has been successfully completed.
Lesson 1: Remediation Plans
Objective – Develop a remediation plan with all interested parties that is based on industry standards, guidelines, and references.
Lesson 2: Verification
Objective – Answer 5 key questions:
- What is remediation verification?
- Why should it be performed?
- Who should perform it?
- When should it be performed?
- How should it be performed?