The remediation contractor course includes lectures, demonstrations, audio-visuals and hands-on training, course review, and a written test of 100 multiple-choice questions. The course requires hands-on training as an integral part of the training. The course addresses:
(1) Sources of indoor mold and conditions necessary for indoor mold growth.(2) Potential health effects
(3) Requirements concerning workplace hazards and safety, personal protective equipment including respirators, personal hygiene, personal decontamination, confined spaces, and water, structural, and electrical hazards.
(4) Requirements concerning worker protection, including components of and development of respiratory protection plans and programs, workplace safety plans, and medical surveillance programs.
(5) Technical and legal considerations for mold remediation, including applicable regulatory requirements, the role of the mold remediation contractor, the role of the mold remediation worker, the roles of other professionals, insurance, legal liabilities, and recordkeeping and notification requirements.
(6) Building sciences, moisture control, and water intrusion events.
(7) An overview of how mold remediation projects are conducted and requirements thereof, including containment, and air filtration.
(8) Work practices for removing, cleaning, and treating mold, including state-of-the-art work practices and new technologies.
(9) Development of a mold remediation work plan from a protocol, including writing the work plan, detailing remediation techniques for the building structure, HVAC system, and contents, delineating affected areas from floor plans, developing appropriate containment designs, determining HEPA air filtration requirements, and determining dehumidification requirements.
(10) Clearance testing and procedures, including a review of typical clearance criteria, visual inspection of the work area prior to clearance, and achieving clearance.
(11) Contract specifications, including estimating job costs from a protocol and determining insurance and liability issues.
(12) Protecting the public and building occupants from mold exposures.