Months after Hurricane Sandy pounded New Jersey, many people are just starting to deal with the clean-up and rebuilding of their flooded homes and businesses. The health hazards associated with water-damaged buildings are numerous, ranging from the obvious mold and electrical concerns to the less well-known asbestos contamination and microbial agents and pathogenic viruses.
To help building owners, inspectors and remediation professionals learn about and address these problems, Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) [link: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu] is offering a new one-day class, How to Deal With Flooded Buildings [link: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/
Seeing my friends and neighbors struggle to get back into their homes is heartbreaking, said Ned Lipman, OCPEs Director and lifelong summer resident of Seaside Park and South Seaside Park. I know first-hand that there is a genuine need for a class like this.
Taught by Michael McGuinness, a certified industrial hygienist specializing in indoor air quality and a mold remediation expert, this course provides an A-Z overview of the many impacts of flooding on buildings.
Through presentations and case studies, participants will learn about a wide range of issues, from structural instability to environmental concerns, and health effects to owner liability. More importantly, attendees will become educated consumers of remediation services and will learn what NOT to do so they do not make a bad situation worse.
Building owners or any professionals who investigate, clean, repair, inspect or handle the resolution of flood-damaged buildings need to understand and know how to deal with the dangers that may be lurking there. This course will help citizens and workers effectively and safely bring houses and buildings back to life.
For more information, including a list of discussion topics, visit: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/
Register online [link: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/
For more information, please contact:
Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
102 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ask for Pam or Jules