Albany, NY (December 09, 2015) - Acting New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon today reminded New York property owners and mold assessment and remediation professionals that on January 1, 2016, new licensing requirements for mold contractors, assessors and workers are set to take effect. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo earlier this year signed into law a bill requiring that assessors and contractors in the mold remediation industry and their workers be properly trained and licensed.
“The New York State Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that those who do important work abating mold are licensed and trained,” said Acting Commissioner Reardon. “The Department of Labor’s new Mold Program will establish licensing requirements and minimum working standards so New Yorkers can be confident that the professionals who deal with mold problems are properly trained.”
The new Mold Program has three components:
Information on the Department of Labor’s Mold Program can be found at https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/mold/mold-program.shtm.
The website contains information for professionals and individuals regarding the licensing process, links to all pertinent forms and general information on the subject of mold and the health risks it poses.
For more information on the health risks of mold, please visit the New York State Department of Health’s mold page at https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/7287/.