Mold growth is likely to occur and become a problem where there is dampness, high humidity, or water damage. There are 50 to l00 common indoor mold types have the potential for creating health problems.
Exposure to molds can cause health issues such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, or breathing difficulties. Those with serious allergies to molds may have more severe reactions.
According to OSHA:
Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to "furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees". Section 5(a)(2) requires employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act".
This course will help you comply with the OSHA standard on mold, mold prevention, and mold remediation in both the construction and general industries.
Who must take this course?
According to OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.21(b)(2): The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.
According to OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.9(b): ...The employer must train each affected employee in the manner required by the standard, and each failure to train an employee may be considered a separate violation.
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a OSHA Mold, Mold Prevention, and Mold Remediation Safety Training printable certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Mold, Mold Prevention, and Mold Remediation Safety Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, video, self-check questions, and a final exam.
This course is designed to assist employers and employees in understanding the steps to working safely where exposure to mold is likely, in both the construction and general industry.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Mold, Mold Prevention, and Mold Remediation. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.