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ONTARIO MINISTRY OF LABOUR
The Ontario Ministry of Labour Guideline detailing the proper procedure for dealing with Silica materials on job sites, and the regulations surrounding silica.
Asbestos is regulated provincially under the occupational health and safety act. The following regulations apply:
EACO (Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario) has established guidelines to assist building owners, constructors, contractors, subcontractors and workers who have duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations to safely perform work activities. Below are links to the following Guidelines:
The IICRC (The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) is a member of ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and offers the ability to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that enables us to more universally discuss concepts and procedures regarding cleaning, inspection, and restoration. Copies of the various standards are available for purchase through the IICRC website. The Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (2015) is widely used among the Restoration Industry.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING ENGINEERS
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. Standards are available for purchase through the ASHRAE website. The ASHRAE Standard 62.1 – 2019 is widely used throughout the industry.
NOTABLE PUBLISHED HANDBOOKS AND GUIDELINES
Flannigan, Brian, et al. Microorganisms in Home and Indoor Work Environments: Diversity, Health Impacts, Investigation and Control. 2nd Edition., CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Lstiburek, Joseph. Builder’s Guide to Cold Climates: A Systems Approach to Designing and Building Homes that are Safe, Healthy, Durable, Comfortable, Energy Efficient and Environmentally Responsible. Building Science Press – Building Science Corporation, 2006.
Schatz, Michael, et al. Certified Mold Inspector/Certified Mold Remediation Contractor Handbook. 3rd Edition. Redmond, Washington: Schatz Services Unlimited, 2004.
Gunderson, E. C. (2nd Edition). (2006). The IAQ Investigators Guide: A Guide to the Principles, Techniques, and Resources for Professional Indoor Air Quality Investigations. Fairfax, Virginia: AIHA – Indoor Environmental Quality Committee.
Dotson, Kyle. B, et al. Assessment, Remediation, and Post-Remediation Verification of Mold in Buildings. AIHA – Law, Bio-safety and Environmental Microbiology, and Indoor Environmental Quality Committees, 2004.