Mold Help Discussion Board Forum Index Mold Help Discussion Board
Information, answers, solutions. . .
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Healthcare facility mold - need advice

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Mold Help Discussion Board Forum Index -> Mold Issues
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
joyyak



Joined: 03 Jun 2006
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:49 am    Post subject: Healthcare facility mold - need advice Reply with quote

I am an RN in a healthcare facility housing about 50 people and with 40 employees. 3 weeks ago mold was found under some vinyl wallpaper. I pointed out OSHA guidelines for safe removal but am being ignored. This area is adjacent to the employee breakroom and the residential dining room and kitchen. Very worrisome to me. I cannot seem to get corporate to listen the the potential gravity of the situation if the materials are not handled properly.

Today the maintenance man was ordered to removed all the wood. I left the building, not wanting to be present. This occurred one hour before the residents were to be served dinner. The door between this hallway and the dining room is open during meals as they roll the dirty dishes into that hall.

What recourse is there to protect people? Despite my research, the maintenance man has NOT been instructed in safe removal, does not have impervious bags to place the wallboards into and has handled the walls without gloves, eye protection or respirator mask.

Isn't there any regulatory issue that says this cannot be done? I am worried about my residents in the building as they are all elderly and fragile.

Please share ideas or experiences similar to this so I can maybe feel better about letting this whole thing go.

Thank you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Moldpro



Joined: 12 Mar 2003
Posts: 791
Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPA has some guidelines on its website. They are pretty specific about the steps one should take, especially in medical buildings.... I think its EPA.gov then search under mold.

The vinyl wallpaper traps moisture behind it, the mold can then grow on the adhesive, the latex in the paint, or the cardboard on the drywall....
_________________
General Building Contractor, Formerly IAQA Certified Mold Remediator, RE Broker, Formerly IESO Certified Residential Mold Inspector.
Richard's office # 858-279-7800
Keep it clean and dry!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Mold Help Discussion Board Forum Index -> Mold Issues All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Space Pilot 3K template by Jakob Persson.
Powered by phpBB 2001 phpBB Group

TOXIC MOLD

http://www.mold-help.org

The most comprehensive mold website with complete information on toxic mold (stachybotrys, penicillium, aspergillus, fusarium, chaetomium, and cladosporium) . Images, physicians list, symptoms, medical updates, descriptions, discussion board, and several other topics.