Emphasis should be placed on preventing contamination through proper building maintenance and prompt repair of water damaged areas. The following resources contain information to help prevent and control workplace hazards.
A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB), (2003, October 10). Provides recommendations for the prevention of mold growth and describes measures designed to protect the health of building occupants and workers involved in mold cleanup and prevention.
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments (PDF). New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (2008, November). Addresses mold contamination of building components that are chronically moist or water damaged such as, walls, ventilation systems, and support beams. It provides information about assessment, inspection, sampling, and controls.
Mold. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Defines and describes mold spores and strategies for asthma and allergy prevention.
All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 693-2300.
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