AIHA publishes stand on mold in buildings

Published Mon 04/15/13 04:50 PM

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has released “Position Statement On Mold and Dampness in the Built Environment,” which defines AIHA’s stance that persistent dampness and mold damage in the non-industrial workplace, including schools and residential housing, requires prevention, management and effective remediation.

Qualified persons should be utilized for designing and managing mold assessments, directing others who perform initial mold assessments, writing protocols for mold remediation, and conducting post-remediation inspections. This may include Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and/or Registered Occupational Hygienists (ROH) with the specific education, training, and experience in microbial contamination.

For access to the “Position Statement On Mold and Dampness in the Built Environment,” please visit