Mould Management

Under certain conditions mould can pose a health hazard. Factors that increase the risk of illness include:

  • Susceptible individuals - those allergic to mould, those with low immunity and babies who's lungs are not completely formed;
  • High levels of exposure - exposure to large numbers of spores over a long period of time; and
  • Species of mould - the more noxious moulds (high potential for mycotoxin production) pose the greatest health risks.

The best way to avoid mould problems is to address humidity and water intrusion events before mould has a chance to establish itself. If your work area has undergone a water intrusion event please contact Physical Plant immediately to have the water source removed.

If you have questions regarding the management of mould please call the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 474-6633.

Useful links:

Mould Work Safe Bulletin (Manitoba Labour)