For a property owner that handles a large cleanup, all contractors must follow NYC’s health and safety guidelines. If the property owner does not fix the problem or the conditions that cause the problem, they can be held liable.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
Indoor air pollution is today one of the largest environmental issues in the United States. No one is immune to the short and long-term effects of indoor air contaminants. NYCMoldAuthority.com has expanded its information on New York City mold issues.
Sick building syndrome has become a legal liability for many New York City workplaces and can put a drain on overall worker productivity. In some instances, mold cannot actually be seen, felt or even smelled, it is the building itself that causes mold exposure symptoms.
According to the New York City Department of Health, all mold issues in commercial buildings should be checked. The city’s health department has specific guidelines for cleaning up mold growth. For a property owner that handles a large cleanup, all contractors must follow NYC’s health and safety guidelines. If the property owner does not fix the problem or the conditions that cause the problem, they can be held liable.
Because mold exposure can lead to chronic and severe health problems, working in a mold-infested environment presents all sorts of problems, legal and otherwise.
If there is a serious mold problem in a commercial building, employees sometimes find that the enforcement of laws by the city’s health departments are insufficient, particularly if a property owner is resistant to fixing the problem. If the property owner is not responsive, those occupying the building may need to take further action – such as taking the property owner to court.
Microbiological contaminants account for half of indoor air health complaints. Buildings that are in poor structural repair tend to have indoor air quality problems. Companies that cut spending on cleaning and repair budgets are penny-wise and pound-foolish. The damage from air pollution to occupants only increases the liability and repair costs later.
The expanded website contains information covering NYC building mold violations, landlord liability, commercial mold violations, legal, health resources and more.
To learn more, visit http://www.nycmoldauthority.com/.