Mold can be found indoors and outdoors all year round. Exposure symptoms include nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, or wheezing. The following materials can help you identify and prevent hazards, and comply with OSHA requirements.

Recognize Mold Hazards

Conditions for Increased Risk
  • Temperatures above 70
  • High humidity
  • Water damage
  • Dampness
Symptoms of Mold Exposure
  • Stuffed nose
  • Eye irritation
  • Wheezing

Control and Clean-up

Prevent contamination through proper building maintenance and quickly repairing water damage.


Mold is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, shipyard employment and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to mold.

Visit the OSHA website’s section on mold for more information and links to more resources.