Session Number 111

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

11:00 a.m. to Noon

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IAQ Mold Assessments: More Than Just A Test

Erin Bouttenot - Technical Manager, Indoor Air Quality Laboratory

Northeast Laboratory Services, Westbrook, Maine

Steve Caulfield - PE, CIH

President - Turner Building Science & Design

Harrison, Maine

About this program:

Because IAQ mold assessments are unstandardized, it can be difficult to tell what is considered “best practice” and what is a marketing strategy. In this presentation, we will review what major organizations, like AIHA and ACGIH, propose as to how to perform  proper mold assessments. We will also discuss key elements are involved in a mold assessment and how you can use these tools to deliver both accurate and helpful data for your clients and for future hired professionals like remediators. Lastly, we will evaluate different mold data interpretation techniques and how it can vary from project to project.

About the Presenter(s):

Erin Bouttenot has a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph's College with an extensive passion for the study of biology and the natural sciences. This passion had brought her into a world of numerous seminars, research articles, industry recommendations, and very heavy textbooks. Currently, Erin is the Technical Manager of an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) laboratory with Northeast Laboratory Services and is the President-Elect for the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.

Steven M. Caulfield is a registered Professional Engineer (mechanical) and a Certified Industrial Hygienist.  Mr. Caulfield has focused on indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, and engineering design for more than 30 years. He is a past president and current Board Member of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council. Steve is currently President of Turner Building Science & Design in Harrison, Maine.

Program Level: Basic-Intermediate

Content Area(s): Occupant Health/Medical Issues, Facility Operations & Management, Investigations, Testing & Research