Superstorm Sandy, bringer of destruction, misery and most frustratingly, mold. Mold detection and removal is one of the more challenging aspects of home-repair and rebuilding. Thankfully, the folks of Occupy Sandy the mayor’s office, in conjunction with local groups around the city, are holding free mold awareness training classes across Southern Brooklyn, including one today in Brighton Beach. Here are the relevant details:

Free Trainings will be held throughout the city, see list below for the location nearest you.

  • Understand the need for and when to use personal protective equipment and Recognize hazards (chemical, biological, physical, safety).
  • Understand the proper sequence and safe methods of mucking out a water damaged unit and sanitization methods; demolition; and cleaning a water-damaged unit.
  • How to do a final assessment and properly determine whether a project is complete.

Following technologies will be addressed:

  • Scraping mold growths,
  • Wet methods,
  • Use of polyethylene sheeting,
  • Negative air units,
  • Application of backpack HEPA vacs, and
  • Dehumidifiers.

Arrive twenty minutes prior to training session for registration.

SCHEDULE

January 31st – Brighton Beach
7 pm – 9 pm

Shorefront Y
3300 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Spanish Language Presentation

February 2nd – Gerritsen Beach
10 am -12 pm

Resurrection Church Gym
2331 Gerritsen Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11229

February 2nd – Gerritsen Beach
1 pm – 5 pm

Gerritsen Beach Fire Department
43 Seba Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229

February 2nd – Red Hook
12 pm – 4 pm

Good Shepherd Service’s Red Hook Community Center Beacon at PS 15
71 Sullivan Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11231

February 4th – Red Hook
6-8 pm

Good Shepherd Service’s Red Hook Community Center Beacon at PS 15
71 Sullivan Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11231

February 4th – Gerritsen Beach
6 pm – 8 pm

Gerritsen Beach Fire Department
43 Seba Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229

February 4th – Manhattan Beach
8 pm – 9:30 pm

PS 195
131 Irwin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235

February 5th – Coney Island
7 pm – 9 pm

Gospel Assembly Church
2828 Neptune Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224

February 6th – Bayswater/Far Rockaway
1 pm – 5pm

Bayswater Jewish Center
2355 Healy Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

February 9th – Rosedale
1 pm – 5 pm

St. Clare’s Parish (in the annex)
137-35 Brookville Blvd.
Rosedale, NY 11422

February 13th – Gerritsen Beach
9 am – 11 am

PS 277 in Gerritsen Beach.
2529 Gerritsen Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11229

February 13th – Coney Island
1 pm – 3 pm

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
3001 West 37th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11224

February 13th — Bayswater/Far Rockaway
6 pm – 8 pm

Bayswater Jewish Center
2355 Healy Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

February 16th – Rosedale
1 pm – 5 pm

St. Clare’s Parish (in the annex)
137-35 Brookville Blvd.
Rosedale, NY 11422

February 16th – Midland Beach
1 pm – 5 pm

Oasis Church
539 Greeley Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

February 23rd – South Shore
1 pm – 5pm

CYO-MIV Community Center at Mount Loretto
6541 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10309

February 26th – Rockaway Beach
7
 pm – 9 pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90 Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Correction (February 1, 2013): The original version of this article indicated that the events were organized by Occupy Sandy. They are not. They are funded by the Mayor’s Fund and are hosted in conjunction with a variety of local organizations.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/clare.kope Clare Kope

    Thanks for the future dates….you’re one of the best.