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New York State Mold Laws 2016

7/9/2016 (Permalink)

As of January 1, 2016, New York State has taken the steps to ensure proper mold cleanup and restoration through a new set of laws. These laws are very similar to those regarding asbestos.

Training: Contractors are now required by the State to obtain training prior to being licensed to perform mold assessments, remediation and abatement services.

Licensing: Contractors are not allowed to advertise or perform any mold service to the public without proper licensing. The only exception to this law is if they are performing work on their own home or business.

Minimum Work Standards: The new mold laws establish he minimum standards needed throughout the industry to perform mold assessment, remediation and abatement activities by licensed professionals.

There are three levels of certification concerning mold: contractor, supervisor and assessor. To ensure there are no fraudulent activities surrounding the mold industry, the state has mandated that the same company that performs the actual work of remediation and abatement may not be the same company that assesses if that work is needed.

For any further questions concerning the new mold laws; we encourage you to view the Department of Labor’s website or contact New York State.

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