Key Engineering Controls and Work Practices

  • The work area should be unoccupied; removing people from adjacent spaces is not necessary but is recommended for infants, persons recovering from surgery, immune suppressed people, or people with chronic inflammatory lung diseases (e.g., asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and severe allergies)
  • Containment of the work area is not necessary.  Cover surfaces in the work area that could become contaminated with secured plastic sheets to contain dust and debris and prevent further contamination
  • Use dust suppression methods (e.g., misting (not soaking) surfaces prior to remediation)
  • Clean and/or remove materials as noted in the damaged materials; seal materials being removed in plastic bags
  • The work area and areas used by remediation workers for egress should be cleaned with a damp cloth or mop and a detergent solution
  • Leave area clean, dry, and free of visible debris

Source: Mold Remediation – Mid-Size Isolated Areas