I am writing to you with my concerns regarding HB 5007. Please DO NOT accept HB 5007 without the following revisions:
1) Testing should be required and that testing should be performed as a proctored examination by a nationally recognized, independent and State accepted Training Provider who has been approved by the MRS Board.
2) Training in water, mold, and respiratory protection are crucial to the safe and correct assessment and remediation of mold, protection of the public and workers. The necessary training is in accordance with ANSI and OSHA. American National Standard Institute Approved S500 – Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration American National Standard Institute Approved S520 – Standard and Reference Guide for Mold Remediation Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA – Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134 and 29 CFR 1926.103) OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation
Please amend this bill or oppose it as written.
• John P. Lapotaire, CIEC
• Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
• Microshield Environmental Services, LLC