Session Number 121

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Mold Clearance Testing: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Jack Springston, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

ATC Group Services, Glen Head, New York

About this program:

This presentation will discuss current post remediation verification requirements, as defined by select state and industry regulations/guidelines, and then delve into the topic of clearance sampling.  It will include a discussion on the pros and cons of various types of sampling and analytical methods, including spore trap samples and ERMI.  This presentation is designed for an intermediate level audience and is geared towards industrial hygienists and individuals experienced in performing indoor air quality and microbial investigations.  Others who may benefit from attending the presentation include architects, engineers and building scientists who deal with mold issues. 


Source material for the presentation includes over 30 years of professional experience as an industrial hygienist, as well as a variety of publications including:


• ACGIH (1999), “Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control”.


• AIHA (2005), “Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental Samples”.


• AIHA (2020), “Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Indoor Mold”.

About the Presenter:

Jack Springston has over 30 years’ experience in industrial hygiene and occupational health. He’s been a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) since 1993, and is one of less than 50 active CIHs who also hold a sub-specialty certificate in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ).  He is the outgoing Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) Continuing Education Committee, and incoming chair of the Fellows Special Interest Group.  Jack is currently the Industrial Hygiene Services Manager, Branch Safety Manager, and Training Director for ATC Group Services in New York City, Albany, and Long Island.

Jack received a BS Degree in Environmental Biology from LIU/Southampton College and a MS Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from Hunter College.  He is a past-Chair of AIHA’s Indoor Environmental Quality committee and Biosafety & Environmental Microbiology committee.  In addition, he is currently the Vice Chair of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist’s (ACGIH) newly reformed Bioaerosols Committee.

Program Level: Intermediate

Content Area(s): Investigations, Testing & Research