Press ReleaseDate: 02-15-13
Name: Jerry Carey Phone: 856-566-6171
UMDNJ-School of Public Health Assists New York City Mold Remediation Program
Working with colleagues from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, Rosen has been involved in the planning and implementation of 70 mold awareness and safe work practices training sessions at selected locations in the affected communities. “The courses will cover everything from the basics of mold biology to hands-on instruction on the proper use of personal protective equipment and the practices and procedures for safely demolishing storm damaged property and decontaminating homes before rebuilding,” he said.
In a news release announcing the program, Mayor Bloomberg said that the city had taken steps to help more than 15,000 families return to their homes, but that mold remains a challenge many residents are confronting.
The mold remediation training sessions will be held at locations selected in conjunction with the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and community officials in the affected communities. An initial list of workshops is available on the Community Affairs website. Additional dates and times will be added as they are scheduled. Individuals who attend the sessions will also receive free mold supply kits that include gloves, N95 Respirators, goggles, coveralls and cleaning supplies.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is New Jersey’s only health sciences university with more than 6,000 students on five campuses attending three medical schools, the State’s only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and New Jersey’s only school of public health. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, which provides a continuum of health care services with multiple locations throughout the state.