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Microbial Remediation. Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust & Laborers-AGC Education & Training Fund. MOLD IS GOLD. (ABA Journal, December 2001). for: Lawyers Unqualified Contractors Workers Compensation Plaintiffs. =. World Health Organization.

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Laborers employers cooperation education trust laborers agc education training fund

Microbial Remediation

Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust

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Laborers-AGC Education & Training Fund


Mold is gold

MOLD IS GOLD

(ABA Journal, December 2001)

for:

  • Lawyers

  • Unqualified Contractors

  • Workers Compensation Plaintiffs

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World health organization

World Health Organization

  • 30% of all new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be affected with in-door air quality problems

Mold can hide in many places in a home.


Case history

Delaware, 1999: $1 million verdict

Brockovich lawsuit against the builder of her California home

Sacramento, CA jury verdict: $18.5 million

Case History

  • CA: Ed McMahon sues insurance company for $20 million

  • Rio Vista, CA jury verdict: $13.7 million

  • Martin County, FL: $14 million judgment against construction company

  • Texas: Judge upholds $32 million judgment to Ballard against Farmers.


Minimizing exposure

Minimizing Exposure

  • Identify all possible causes

  • Use accredited experts

    • Air quality experts

    • Construction contractors

  • Just the facts (no generalization or opinions)

  • Develop a work standard

  • Use qualified contractors with a trained workforce


Laborers agc education and training fund

Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund

  • Joint labor-management funded program

  • Develops and supports construction and environmental training for 425,000 members

  • Over 50 different courses in course catalog

  • Strength of training is hands-on skills training and instructor experience


Environmental training

Environmental Training

  • Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program

    • Complies with OSHA 1910.120

    • 80 hours (35 hours of hands-on)

    • Supervisor training

    • Development and delivery of courses funded by EPA since 1987

    • Over 95,000 trained since program inception


Environmental training1

Environmental Training

  • Asbestos Abatement

    • Nationally recognized program, training at 44 locations in all 10 EPA regions

    • Worker and Supervisor initial and refresher courses

    • 50,000 trained since 1989


Environmental training2

Environmental Training

  • Lead Abatement (in target housing and child occupied facilities)

    • Nationally recognized program, training at 14 locations in 8 of the 10 EPA regions

    • Worker and Supervisor initial and refresher courses

    • 17,000 trained since 1991


Environmental training3

Environmental Training

  • Anthrax Remediation

    • Development of course funded through DOL grant

    • Peer-reviewed by OSHA, EPA, NIEHS, and experts from the field of anthrax research


Environmental training4

Environmental Training

  • Microbial Remediation

    • Initial courses in Bio-remediation and Bird and Bat Droppings developed in 1994

    • Current course material reviewed by personnel from EPA, NYCDOH, CDC, OSHA, and NIEHS

    • 24 hour course for workers with previous experience in lead or asbestos abatement


Microbial remediation

Microbial Remediation

  • 24 hour course covers:

    • Causes of indoor air pollution

    • Health effects

    • Work area sampling

    • Hazard Communication

    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    • Work area prep and remediation techniques

    • Decontamination

    • Hands-on simulations


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