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Mold in the Workplace: What You can Do

Mold growth can occur just about anywhere. It is not necessarily confined only to private residences. It flourishes wherever moisture and organic materials exist. This means that commercial establishments are just as vulnerable to mold growth as private homes. Here are some facts about mold in the workplace, its sources and what you can do to protect yourself and your co-workers if you find it thriving in your office.

Mold in the Workplace

Mold is the number cause of a condition known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). This is a medical condition where people in a building suffer from symptoms of illness or feel unwell for reasons they cannot necessarily pinpoint. It is a very real condition that can contribute to absenteeism which results in lower productivity. Moreover, mold in the workplace can damage property as well as it can cause workers to suffer from a whole host of symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, etc. Finally, mold in the workplace is unsightly and can give visitors and clients to your office a bad overall impression of your business.

Its Sources

There are many places mold can begin to form in workplace. This is particularly true of buildings that lack adequate ventilation. Building materials like drywall can be a receptacle for mold as well. Some other sources of mold in the workplace include:

  • Roof leaks
  • Landscaping or gutters
  • Unvented combustion appliances
  • Delayed, unfinished or insufficient maintenance projects


What to do if you see Mold in your Workplace

If you see mold in the workplace, here are the steps you should take:

  • Advise your manager immediately
  • Provide details about the environment of the location
  • Recommend mold remediation
  • Visit or contact your regional or area Occupational Safety and Health Administration office
  • Request proof from your company that they’ve cleaned the area. They may wish to do so if only to avoid legal mold

Finally, if you have been exposed to mold either at home or in the place and exhibits signs such as a chronic cough you may wish to see your doctor for a check-up. He or she can advise you on what course you should take if your condition was caused by mold exposure. As mold damage restoration experts we can conduct a mold inspection and advise you on how you can eliminate mold in the workplace and at the same time protect your workers, guests and clients.

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