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Posted on December 27, 2012 by

OSHA Explains Hazards Involving Mold in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has issued a new fact sheet outlining the effects of mold and the safeguards that must be taken when mold is in the workplace. This has been a response to the mold that cleanup workers in the Hurricane Sandy aftermath are facing.

The sheet gives background information on mold, details on why it is a hazardous and steps that need to be taken in a mold remediation project to prevent injury to workers. OSHA reminds employers that this fact sheet does not absolve them from their responsibility to educate and protect workers against mold and other hazards they may face during the cleanup efforts.

Mold is caused by spores that float in air and grow wherever a source of water can be found.  Mold can be harmful to anyone near the areas where it settles who are breathing in the spores or from other forms of exposure.

If you have been exposed to mold or other hazardous conditions that have caused an illness you may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits.  If you have been injured on the job and have not received proper treatment by your employer or their workmen’s compensation carrier you need to speak with one of our expert attorneys today. Visit our website to schedule an appointment with one of our St. Louis workers’ compensation attorneys who can explain your rights and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.