Mold Awareness

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Many businesses and organizations, including government-owned facilities, can experience mold at their facilities at some point in their business life. A mold is a fungi that germinates from spores in moist conditions on the surface of food, fabric, wood, paper, or insulation. Not everyone is at risk from exposure to molds but certain groups of individuals, including infants and the elderly, are particularly susceptible to mold-induced allergies or infections. Providing information on the hazards associated with mold is an important aspect of the health and safety requirements for businesses and organizations.

The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
Any employee, supervisor, manager, or visitor of a facility where mold may be present, including personnel in large corporations, small to medium size enterprises, and government and municipal facilities


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Mold Awareness

  • Mold Awareness
  • identify characteristics of molds
  • identify positive effects of molds
  • Knowledge Check: Introduction to Molds
  • identify examples of the ways that humans are exposed to molds
  • identify examples of people most at risk from exposure to molds
  • Knowledge Check: How Mold Exposure Occurs
  • identify examples of areas where molds might grow
  • identify common indoor molds
  • Knowledge Check: Locations Where Mold Might Be Found
  • recognize biological mechanisms and their associated symptoms
  • Knowledge Check: Symptoms and Effects of Mold
  • recognize signs of mold in the workplace
  • Knowledge Check: Mold in the Workplace
  • identify methods of preventing mold from growing
  • identify methods and procedures for cleaning up mold
  • Knowledge Check: Preventing and Cleaning Up Molds
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