Tips For The Prevention Of Mold Growth In The Workplace

There are a number of things that occur in the workplace, that can cause serious health problems for the persons who are exposed to them. They may include a wide range of things, including the things that you may not immediately consider as hazards within the workplace.

 

One of those things we’re talking about is the mold that may grow inside the office or work environment without you even realizing it or maybe not realizing how harmful it can be. The best way to control this is to prevent its growth and we can show you how to do that.

 

  • Ensure that you repair any leaks within the building structure of the workplace immediately and put measures in place to ensure that they don’t recur.

 

  • Keep your eyes open for any wet spots or condensation areas and fix the sources of those problems as soon as you can.

 

  • Reduce the moisture level in the air (humidity) or increase the surface temperature in order to stop moisture from condensing.

 

  • Clean HVAC drip pans, so that they are unobstructed and flowing properly.

 

  • Ensure that you have regular inspections and maintenance on your building and your HVAC units.

 

  • Try to keep your indoor relative humidity underneath 70% if you can.

 

  • Try to vent moisture-generating appliances to the outside when you can.

 

  • Try to vent your kitchens and bathrooms according to the requirements of your local code.

 

  • Make sure that you clean and dry wet or damp spots as quickly as can. Try to do that less than 48 hours after you’ve found them.

 

  • Ensure there is adequate drainage around the buildings and also ensure that the ground surrounding the building is sloping away from the building foundation. Check out your local building codes to make sure you’re doing it right.

 

 

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.

 

 

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