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Dozens of labor, faith and community leaders and members gathered on the steps of New York City hall to announce the creation of Back Home, “Back to Work,” a new project to get Hurricane Sandy-affected residents back into their homes by providing safe, fast and effective mold assessment and remediation, according to a press statement issued by the coalition.
Restoration & Remediation and ICS Cleaning Specialist are holding a Mold Remediation Symposium on Tuesday, April 9 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J. in response to Superstorm Sandy, where the principals, processes and products of mold remediation will be presented in a hands-on fashion.
OSHA says that as of Dec. 12, it has provided education and training efforts to more than 60,000 workers engaged in recovery efforts in communities affected by superstorm Sandy.
Citing inadequate control over environmental hazards following 9/11, a NY congressman is urging the EPA and Federal Emergency Management Agency to take an active role in making sure people cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy stay safe.
Flood waters caused by hurricanes, rising rivers from torrential rains, and other natural disasters leave a wake of destruction. After the immediate cleanup, workers are left a major health hazard — mold.
Mold's increasing importance as a public health issue has led to significant updates in the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) "Facts About Mold" brochure, which has been newly released.
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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