New York Mold Law Article 32 is a law that addresses mold in indoor environments, and it is part of the New York State Labor Law. The law was enacted to protect the health and safety of occupants of buildings, particularly those with poor air quality caused by mold growth.
Article 32 requires landlords and building owners to maintain their properties in a safe and habitable condition, including addressing and preventing mold growth. The law outlines the responsibilities of property owners and tenants when it comes to mold, including the requirement to provide written notice of mold conditions, the obligation to address the cause of the mold growth, and the requirement to remediate mold problems.
The law also sets specific standards for mold remediation and requires that mold be removed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines. For example, if mold growth covers an area of 10 square feet or more, a licensed professional must be hired to conduct the remediation.
In addition to these requirements, Article 32 also includes provisions for informing tenants and occupants of their rights and responsibilities regarding mold, as well as provisions for reporting mold problems to local health authorities.
Overall, Article 32 is an important law that helps to protect the health and safety of tenants and occupants of buildings in New York State by ensuring that mold problems are properly addressed and remediated.
The law also requires that mold remediators must be NYS licensed and follow a licensed mold assessors scope of work. The law also holds that mold remediators cannot assess the same project that they are remediating.