Ahold of Mold Environmental has been providing Mold Remediation services in the Buffalo NY and Erie PA area since 1996.
The Department of Labors new Mold Program which is responsible for enforcing Article 32 of the New York State labor law establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaging in mold assessment and remediation, below are the three main components to the new law:
Training: The mold program will protect customers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being able to perform mold assessment and mold remediation services.
Licensing: Contractors will not be allowed to advertise or perform covered work without the required license, for mold remediation and mold assessment.
Minimum work standards: The mold program also establishes new minimum work standards for Mold Assessments and Mold Remediation activities by licensed professionals, including:
Protection against fraud by prohibiting the performance of both the assessment and the mold remediation on the same property by the same individual.
Protection against fraud by requiring an independent mold assessment to define the scope of the mold remediation work.
Identification of disinfectant products consistent with US Environmental Protection Agency standards for mold remediation.
Provision of personal protection equipment to employees as necessary for mold remediation.
Posted notice for the project and the contractor’s license for any mold remediation projects being performed.
Completion of post mold remediation, mold assessment must be performed by a third-party licensed mold assessment firm.
What are the mold-related licenses?
Presently there four mold related license:
- Mold Assessor
- Mold Remediation Contractor License
- Mold Remediation worker supervisor license
- Mold Remediation worker license
Who is required to obtain a mold remediation contractor license:
Any businesses engaged in Mold Remediation. Mold Remediation is defined as the business of removal, cleaning, sanitizing or surface disinfection of mold, mold containment. Waste handling of mold remediation and materials used to remove mold from services by a business enterprise included but not limited to, a sole proprietorship.
Ahold of Mold Environmental has completed the New York State Department of Labor requirements for training and licensing certification for Mold Remediation.