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 CMW - NORMI Certified Mold Worker

New YorkThe Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration    

The CMW (certified mold worker) is trained in the processes leading to and involved in the remediation of mold from indoor environments. Those who work in the mold industry should understand the basic mycology of mold, the seven components of indoor air quality, moisture control, sanitization techniques, remediation guidelines, "generally accepted practices" including personal protection equipment (PPE), hazards communication (HazCom), and OSHA safe workplace practices. This comprehensive two-day training gives the worker what he needs to protect himself and his employer from downside litigation that sometimes accompanies mold remediation.

"Our industry has been fraught with fraud and characterized by unprofessional, incompetent and unhealthy work practice. Times are rapidly changing as more and more states adopt regulations to protect the property owner and employee from slip-shod work. This course was designed to assist licensed Remediators in their selection of competent workers. NORMI Certified Mold Workers understand how their segment of a project fits into the overall scope of work and thus provide a much safer workplace lending confidence to the Remediators efforts to provide complete mold services to their clients." D. Douglas Hoffman, Executive Director of NORMI

The certified mold worker is trained in the processes leading to and involved in the remediation of mold from indoor environments. Those who work in the mold industry should understand the basic mycology of mold, the seven components of indoor air quality, moisture control, sanitization techniques, remediation guidelines, "generally accepted practices" including personal protection equipment (PPE), hazards communication (HazCom), and OSHA safe workplace practices. This comprehensive two-day training gives the worker what he needs to protect himself and his employer from downside litigation that sometimes accompanies mold remediation.

     

The Class Schedule

DAY ONE

8:00-8:30 Introduction to Mold
MOD 1-Slides 1-44
“Air of Mystery” video, course objectives, course outline, fundamentals of mold and its relationship to indoor environmental air quality
8:30-9:30 Remediation Concepts
MOD 2-Slides 45-67
NORMI Model of 30 Steps to a Successful Mold Remediation project, working with the Assessor, tools and equipment needed, writing a scope of work, estimating.
9:30-9:40 Break
9:40-10:40 Establishing Containment
MOD 3-Slides 67-102
Establishing containment barriers, creating negative pressure, Personal Protective Equipment.
10:40-11:30 Remediation Process
MOD 4-Slides 102-122
Contents removal, cleaning, gross demolition, HEPA vacuuming, mechanical cleaning, antimicrobial applications, equipment (dry-ice and soda blasting).
11:30-12:00 Hands On Preparation
MOD 5-Slide 123
Onsite-walk-thru for hands-on with homework assignment to write a scope of work, divide into groups.
12:00-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-1:30 Standards Use in Industry
MOD 6-Slides 124-151
EPA Guidelines, IICRC S-500/S-520, NYC Guidelines, introduction to support documents and reference books need to complete your library. 
1:30-3:40 Hands-On Training Students are separated into groups and given assignments to accomplish the following tasks: PPE, establishing containment, creating negative pressure, gross demolition, identifying moisture problems, cleaning and HEPA vacuuming, breakdown of containment, job clean-up
3:40-3:50 Break
3:50-4:10 Workplace Safety
MOD 7-Slides 152-189
Employee safety, OSHA standards, Workplace safety, PPE.
4:10-4:30 HazCom & Cleanup
MOD 8-Slides 190-206
Hazard communication and clean-up procedures.

DAY TWO

8:30-8:45 Related Health Issues
MOD 9-Slides 206-244
Health concerns from mold contamination and concepts surrounding the seven components of indoor air quality and how mold may serve as a surrogate for those.
8:45-9:15 Air Purification Solutions
MOD 10-Slides 245-257
Defining the difference between filtration and purification, air scrubbing and pro-active technologies for cleaner air.
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-11:30 Chemistries to Select
MOD 11-Slides 258-269
Interview with Charlie Talley, chemist, facilitated through BTS Online Training Room, or with Doug Hoffman, onsite.   Discussing differences between preparation/protectant products.
11:30-12:00 Moisture-Part 1
MOD 12-Slides 270-286
Challenges associated with compromised moisture barriers, key factors in controlling mold growth and permanent protectant solutions.
12:00-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-1:30 Moisture-Part 2
MOD 13-Slides 287-296
Moisture planes, building envelopes and diagnosing moisture problems utilizing moisture meters, thermography, relative humidity and temperature.
1:30-2:40 HVAC Systems & Cleaning
MOD 14-Slides 297-340
HVAC design, refrigeration cycles, relationship between HVAC systems, moisture and indoor air quality.
2:30:2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Sampling/Inspection
MOD 15-Slides 341-400
Discussion of sampling techniques, lab reports and interpretation. Passing PRV (Post-Remediation Verification) 
4:00-4:30 Q&A Review & Scenarios Q&A interactive quiz to verify students’ comprehension/understanding of previous segment(s) along with Real-Life Scenarios to assist student in understanding remediation concepts.

 

Why this is so practical...

"Prior to remediation work, the water source contributing to the mold contamination should be identified and rectified. Isolated remediation areas should be dried prior to or at a minimum upon completion of the remediation work. If heightened levels of relative humidity, or saturated surfaces or structural components still exist when the pre-remediation walk-thrus are conducted, a separate scope of work for drying surfaces should be developed. Drying of structures and surfaces should be completed prior to post remediation clearance." Chuck Hector, CMR Trainer and Owner of Remediation Specialists, NJ

The CMW (Certified Mold Worker) is a trained professional who understands the assessment/remediation industry well enough to work in the field protecting both himself and his employer from downside litigation. Trained to meet specific requirements for certification, this professional has completed at least 16 hours of education in mold remediation techniques including assessment, mold, water, and respiratory protection (PPE). Based on a NORMI proctored examination, this mold professional follows industry standard protocols for either sanitization and remediation based on IICRC S500, IICRC S520, NYS Guidelines, and EPA Standards.

This two-day class is designed to cover a variety of mold remediation. Here is a brief overview of some of the areas we cover:

  1. Understand the basic principles of microbial remediation as described and generally accepted as the standards in the industry.
  2. Maintain familiarity with the equipment and supplies necessary to conduct a microbial remediation project, as well as, the methods for calibration and operation of such equipment.
  3. Appreciate the safety hazards presented by microbial remediation projects, and follow the procedures necessary to protect building occupants and remediation workers from such hazards.
  4. Recognize that microbial remediation may bring the worker into contact with regulated substances such as lead and asbestos and know what to do with these.
  5. Properly address water damage in the indoor environment and understand the proper techniques for correcting such problems.
  6. Perform structural remediation by establishing proper containment, engineering controls to prevent cross contamination and to protect worker safety and health.
  7. Perform contents remediation by removing and properly disposing of damaged building contents and employing effective cleaning methods when appropriate.
  8. Understand the inspection and assessment process and, by knowing these, prepare for post-remediation verification.

What is PROVIDED for your CLASS FEE:

  • CMW Reference Manual-Includes Power Point Outline (2 slides to a page) for taking notes
  • FREE CD loaded with backup documents, business forms, and templates
  • FREE "Mold-Free Construction" eBook
  • ONLINE LIVE CHAT to help you succeed
  • FREE PROCTORED EXAMINATION (Certification Fees Extra)
  • Opportunity to Certify at Additional Charge

Who Should Take This Class?

  • ANYONE interested in knowing more about mold
  • Employees of Mold Remediation Companies
  • Certified Mold Inspectors for more training
  • Home Inspectors adding mold aspect to business
  • General Contractors doing their own work
  • Industrial Hygienists wanting more advanced training
  • Environmental Consultants need more information
  • Architects concerned about building Mold-Free buildings
  • Contractors interested in licensure
  • Contractor's workers
  • Entrepreneurs who want to enter this industry

Who is doing the training...

  • D. Douglas Hoffman
    • State of Florida Certified General Contractor
    • State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor
    • State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor
    • Hillsborough County IAQ Consultant
    • CMI, CMA, CMR, CBA, CEE, CIEA
    • Executive Director of NORMI
    • Approved Training Provider
    • Author of Mold-Free Construction


  • Arnold Schnabel
    • State of Florida Certified General Contractor
    • CMI, CMA, CMR, CBA
    • Bachelor of Science, Engineering
    • Board of Directors for NORMI
    • IAQ Consultant, owner Environmental Solutions, Inc.


  • Lance Eisen
    • State of New Jersey Licensed Radon Inspector
    • Level 1 Infrared Thermographer
    • NORMI CMI, CMA, CMR, CBA
    • NORMI Chief of Operations
    • 30 Years of Emergency Services, Field, Operations, and Administration


  • Roy White
    • NORMI CMR, CMA, CBA, AAA, CMI
    • IICRC WTR, OTC
    • CEO, Environmental Services Group LLC
    • 30 Years Health Related fields


  • Gene Taylor
    • NORMI CMA, CMR
    • Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional
    • Certified Environmental Remediation Professional
    • Registered Professional Industry Hygienist
    • Professional Safety Consultant


  • Billy Walley
    • Lead Inspector #100934-FL-I-I-839-2-0045
    • 15 Years Homebuilding and Electrical Construction
    • NORMI CMI,CMR, CMA, CBA,CIS
    • Associate Degree in Electronics


  

  
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