NYS DOL Mold Program: Article 32 of the New York State Labor Law.
As of January 1, 2016, it is unlawful for any person to engage, advertise or hold themselves out as a mold assessor, remediation contractor, or abatement worker unless they have a valid mold license, issued by the Commissioner, for the type of work they will be performing. The Department’s 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 engaged in mold assessment and remediation. There are three main components to the new law:
Training: The Mold Program will protect consumers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being licensed to perform mold assessment, remediation or abatement services.
Licensing: Contractors will not be allowed to advertise or perform covered work without the required license, with limited exceptions such as home or business owners performing work on their own properties.
Minimum Work Standards: The Mold Program also establishes new minimum work standards for mold assessments and remediation activities by licensed professionals, including:
The law also provides consumer protection against fraud by prohibiting the performance of both the assessment and remediation on the same property by the same individual and by requiring an independent mold assessment, like AMD Environmental to define the scope of the remediation work. AMD Environmental can help property owners and contractors alike navigate, understand, apply and abide by the new legislation. In addition to providing the mold assessments and work specifications for contractors, we also provide the training that mold assessors and contractors need to obtain and maintain their certifications.
AMD Environmental is a company dedicated to the detection and prevention of mold and other microbial contaminants in indoor environments and provides professional services for mold inspection, mold and allergen testing, and preventive maintenance. Every inspection project is personally supervised and conducted by a trained and certified Mold Assessor committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in the environmental inspection profession. During all mold assessments, AMD follows the guidelines and recommendations provided by the ACGIH Bioaerosols Assessment and Control, AIHA Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Indoor Mold, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the New York Guidelines for Assessment of Fungi in Indoor Environments.