Employee Mold Exposure in the
Exposure to elevated levels of indoor mold at work in the
workplace building and environment can cause serious health damage to workers,
visitors, and customers.
The employer has a legal duty and obligation to both
employees and customers to provide a safe work environment and safe shopping
environment, and that includes no mold at work. Knowingly tolerating and not correctly quickly and effectively
elevated levels of indoor mold at work in the workplace is a clear
violation of the employer's legal duty to provide a safe workplace.
Workplace mold is often hidden inside the employer's
furniture, fixtures, and equipment, plus on and inside the employer's
building walls, ceiling, floor (especially carpeting and padding), ceiling
(especially drywall and ceiling tiles), attic, basement, crawl space, and
most often inside heating and
equipment and ducts, as well as inside window or wall
The employer or the employees can test the mold safety
of the workplace by using do it yourself
mold test kits or the services of a
Read the 25 mold removal and mold remediation steps that the employer should take to
Advise your employees
of the mold inspection and mold remediation steps you are taking to take
care of their workplace mold problem.
Workplace and Employer-Employee
Mold Inspection & Remediation
County, California, Fraud Unit Workers Claim Mold In The District
Attorney’s Office Made Them Sick,
Oct. 8, 2012
►U.S. Center for Disease Control Links
Office Employee Health Problems to
Workplace Mold Exposure
To Prevent Mold in
Workplace Air Conditioning
QuickCard on Mold
Guide to Mold in the Workplace
Preventing Mold-Related Problems in Indoor Workplace
2011) Workers Rights Brochure from the Occupational Safety and Health
►How Employers and
Commercial Landlords Can Maintain a
About How You Are Handling the Mold
Mold as a
of Americans with Disabilities Act
Workplace Mold Law
Award for Workplace Mold
and Environmental Medical Clinics Directory
To Prevent Office Mold
closes Ohio office due to mold
August 2, 2011
Raises Health Concerns at Dallas County
Office Building in Alabama
July 26, 2011
►Town office mold outbreak forces action in Maine
Jan. 24, 2011
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►10 Shattered Myths About Workplace Rights
Feb. 7, 2012
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (a division of the
U.S. Public Health Service's National Institutes of Health) has published
guidelines for the protection and training of workers engaged in
maintenance and remediation work associated with mold.
California Workplace Mold Lawsuit $440,000
On October 5, 2010, San Diego mold attorney Jeff LaFave (along with his
co-counsel) settled a workplace mold exposure lawsuit for $440,000. The
plaintiff alleged that she was no longer able to work as a result of fatigue
and other symptoms she suffered after being exposed to chronic water damage,
musty smells and toxic mold growth in her office in a building in San
Bernardino, California. Her husband also made a loss of consortium claim
based on how the injuries to his wife affected him. The two brought suit
against the building owner and the property management company.
Court Award for Workplace Mold
Courts are looking for
“competent evidence” of a solid link between mold in the workplace and
injuries allegedly caused by spores.
How Employers and
Commercial Landlords Can
Maintain a Mold-Safe Workplace
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Mold Inspector Training,
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Questions and Answers
The Dangerous Stachybotrys Mold Discovered
in the Air in 46% of Offices Surveyed
Forty-six percent of offices surveyed for airborne mold
concentrations had the airborne mold species Stachybotrys chartarum
(considered by mold expert Phillip Fry and many other mold specialists to be
the most dangerous indoor mold species).
Adult-Onset Asthma from Workplace Mold Exposure
“(This health study) results provide new evidence of the relation between
workplace exposure to indoor molds and development of asthma in adulthood.
Our findings suggest that indoor mold problems constitute an important
occupational health hazard,” reported the Finnish Institute of Occupational
Health, as published in Environmental Health Perspectives, May, 2002.
The Finnish workplace mold study estimated that the percentage of
adult-onset asthma attributable to workplace mold exposure to be 35.1%.
"I Get Headaches At Work"
Job pressures and today's economic uncertainties as to whether you will be
able to keep your job are certainly headache producing but exposure to mold
at work might also be a cause of your work place headaches. Even
exposure to elevated levels of mold for a few hours can cause headaches and
other mold health
symptoms. Prolonged exposure can cause chronic headaches and
impair your mental functioning, such as difficulty in thinking and
remembering. Exposure to Stachybotrys toxic mold in the workplace can cause
permanent brain damage.
Employee's Respiratory Ailment Stemming from
Workplace Mold Lands Employer in Court for Alleged Violation of Americans
with Disabilities Act
A federal court ruling demonstrates how workplace mold as a
health and safety problem can mushroom into complaints under the Americans
with Disabilities Act.
Mold Sick Employees Can Collect Worker's Compensation
For the first time in the United States, an employee has
successfully won workers’ compensation benefits for mold exposure, even
though the industry involved normally has no greater exposure to mold than
Black mold exposure has caused tens of
thousands of people to become sick—but most of those cases involve mold
growing in people’s homes. Mold exposure litigation has flooded courts
nationwide. This North Carolina case is unique because the state court of
appeals has now ruled that mold exposure may be covered by workers’
Shortly after his auto dealership was
remodeled, Steven R. Jones, general manager and minority partner in Steve
Jones Auto Group in Aberdeen, began experiencing coughing, burning in his
nose and mouth, headaches, lack of energy and memory problems.
The culprit was black mold. The contractor
had failed to seal an outside wall properly, which allowed in moisture—and a
toxic bloom of mold to grow. Jones and the contractor that botched the
remodeling job ultimately settled the matter for $1 million.
But Jones also filed a workers’ compensation
claim, saying his symptoms were work-related. The dealership’s workers’ comp
carrier countered that car dealerships are no more prone to mold exposure
than any other business, so the condition was not work-related.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled
that, because Jones’ employment caused a greater exposure to mold-related
disease than he would have had if he weren’t employed and because the
disease was caused by workplace conditions, his reaction was an occupational
disease and covered by workers’ comp. Courtesy of
Canadian Workplace Mold Law
The Canadian Occupational
Health and Safety Act places
a responsibility on constructors, employers, and supervisors to ensure
the health and safety of workers, and this includes protecting workers from
mould in workplace buildings.
Need Help To Make or Defend
Against a Workplace Mold Claim or Worker's Compensation Mold Case?
If you need expert mold help to make, or defend against, a workplace mold
claim or a worker's compensation mold case, please email the full details to
mold expert Phillip Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone 1-480-217-7173. Visit
Mold Victim Rights Association
Are you a MOLD VICTIM because you are:
1. Working in a moldy workplace?
2. Renting a moldy rental house, apartment, condo, office, or commercial
3. Sick from staying in a moldy hotel, motel, or resort room?
4. Living in a moldy home purchased from a seller or new home builder who
failed to disclose known mold infestations?
5. Having a water intrusion or mold damage problem caused by an adjoining
condominium, co-op apartment, or your home owners association?
6. Making mortgage payments to a lender for a moldy house, condo, or
7. Being unable to pay for needed mold remediation because your insurance
company has wrongfully denied your water or mold damage insurance claim?
8. Living or working in a moldy house or building that was improperly or
incompletely mold remediated by a mold remediation company?
9. Sick from living or working in a building water and mold damaged by a
negligent building contractor such as a roofing, plumbing, or air
10. Attending school or teaching or working in a school that is
Get mold justice by joining the
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