Mould Awareness – Canada

  • 6 topics | 37m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Many businesses and organizations, including government-owned facilities, can experience mould at their facilities at some point in their business life. A mould is a fungi that germinates from spores in moist conditions on the surface of food, fabric, wood, paper, or insulation. Not everyone is at risk from exposure to moulds but certain groups of individuals, including infants and the elderly, are particularly susceptible to mould-induced allergies or infections. Providing information on the hazards associated with mould is an important aspect of the health and safety requirements for businesses and organizations. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Pinchin Ltd., an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify characteristics of moulds
  • identify positive effects of moulds
  • identify examples of the ways that humans are exposed to moulds
  • identify examples of people most at risk from exposure to moulds
  • identify examples of areas where moulds might grow
  • identify common indoor moulds
  • recognize biological mechanisms and their associated symptoms
  • recognize signs of mould in the workplace
  • identify methods of preventing mould from growing
  • identify methods and procedures for cleaning up mould


  • Introduction to Moulds
  • How Mould Exposure Occurs
  • Locations Where Mould Might Be Found
  • Symptoms and Effects of Mould
  • Mould in the Workplace
  • Preventing and Cleaning Up Moulds