Texas Indoor Environmental Quality Experts Provide Tips for Managing Mold Complaints in the Workplace
The professionals at Indoor Environmental Consultants (IEC) identify, resolve and help to prevent mold and moisture issues that cause employee complaints and concerns.
At IEC, our staff not only investigates mold and other indoor air quality complaints, but we also provide recommendations to resolve any problems found and suggestions to prevent future issues from occurring.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over half a million business establishments throughout Texas. These businesses employee millions of workers and are a critical part of the economic success of the state.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing “safe and healthful working conditions” for their workers. One area of growing concern for many employees is the quality of the air they breathe while at work.
Employees who work in buildings that have high humidity levels or that have suffered water damage are often worried about the possible presence of mold. Mold can begin to grow on many building materials and contents in less than 48 hours when moisture is present. Some workers that are exposed to elevated levels of mold in the air they breathe could develop a wide range of health issues. These include allergies, respiratory concerns, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and even fungal infections in workers with a weakened immune system.
“Workers who suspect they have indoor air quality problems should report their concerns immediately to their supervisor,” said Hollis L. Horner, President, Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. “Likewise, managers need to respond to employee concerns in a timely manner. We recommend that businesses have an established procedure for managing these types of concerns and complaints. The employee’s information should be collected and an appropriate response put into place. This often requires the expertise of an indoor air quality and building science professional. At IEC, our staff not only investigates mold and other indoor air quality complaints, but we also provide recommendations to resolve any problems found and suggestions to prevent future issues from occurring.”
IEC recently sponsored an educational video with tips for managing employee complaints associated with mold and moisture in the work environment that can be seen at:
To learn more about IEC’s indoor air quality testing and consulting services, please visit www.iecinc.net, email email@example.com or call (877) 432-8378.
About Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc.
IEC began operations in 2001 with some of the nation’s most seasoned professional indoor air quality consultants who already had over 70 years of combined experience. The indoor environmental quality firm specializes in field investigations and assessments of commercial, institutional and residential buildings. Their services, related to fungal (mold), chemical, bacterial, asbestos and particulate pollutants, are offered throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Southwest. IEC is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a mold assessment company (ACO0114) and an asbestos consultant agency (100329).
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