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Thank You Attendees, Sponsors and Speakers for another successful Summit.

PowerPoint Presentations and Handout Materials

Mold Laws and Regulations - Eileen Franko

Mold, Moisture and Building Codes – in One Hour - Todd Crawford

NYSED Office of Facilities Planning Update - Rosanne Groff

NYSED Building Dampness and Mold January 2019 Letter

PESH Bureau Consultation Assistance Fact Sheet

Mold Assessment and Remediation in NYS Fact Sheet

What to Expect When You Hire a Mold Assessor and Mold Remediation Contractor Fact Sheet


8:30am Registration opens with coffee service

Welcome - Paul Rooney, SFA President 



Opening Session - The Honorable Shelley Mayer, NYS Senator and Chair of the Committee on Education will speak at the Opening Session.



Department of Labor Representatives from the Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau will be available with information brochures and to answer your questions. Download the PESH Consultation Fact Sheet


BCS Update - Carl Thurnau, PE, Director of Facilities, City Schools of New Rochelle
Review the requirements and timetable of the Building Condition Survey (BCS) coming in 2021.


Mold Laws and Regulations - Eileen Franko, Director, Division of Safety and Health, NYS Department of Labor
This session will address the New York State Law Licensing of Mold Inspection, Assessment and Remediation Specialists and Minimum Work Standards, and the Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) requirements.  Information on when the law is applicable, what is required and information on sampling for mold will be addressed.  This information will be useful to minimize costs associated with mold.    

Eileen Franko is the Director for the Division of Safety and Health with the New York State Department of Labor.  She has been working at DOL for six  years. Her responsibilities include the Asbestos Control Bureau, Mold Licensing Program, On-Site Consultation, Boiler Safety, Public Employee Safety and Health, Engineering Services, and the Licensing and Certification Program. Prior to DOL she worked with the New York State Department of Health as the Director for the Bureau of Occupational Health. In addition, she was an Industrial Hygienist with the Albany Area Office for OSHA and prior to that a Sanitarian for the Albany County Department of Health. She has Masters Degrees in Public Health and Community Health Education and a Doctorate in Public Health from SUNY Albany School of Public Health. She received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology. 


Refreshment Break


Mold, Moisture and Building Codes – in One Hour - Todd Crawford, Research Scientist, NYS Department of Health
Mold is a significant public concern and addressing those concerns often consumes a lot of time and money. This session will cover the facts: the human health effects of mold, the building systems that are used to prevent mold growth, and the basic principles for addressing mold and moisture problems in buildings.

Approved for 1.0 code enforcement training hour. 

Todd Crawford is a Research Scientist at New York State Department of Health. He conducts research projects to investigate and respond to mold, chemical spills, vapor intrusion and other indoor air quality problems. He is an expert at training diverse audiences on indoor air quality, mold, flooding and oil spills. Prior to working for New York, Todd managed specialty laboratories to identify petroleum products and spent several years responding to chemical spills caused by train derailments.

12:30-1:30pm NEW Location :: Lunch at the Cornerstone at the Plaza (Empire State Plaza)
Shuttle service will be available
1:45-3:00 pm NYSED Office of Facilities Planning Update - Rosanne Groff, Coordinator, NYSED Office of Facilities Planning
3:00 pm Closing Remarks - Paul Rooney, SFA President

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