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Mold Remediation Symposium

Meadowlands Exposition Center
355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, NJ
United States

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Superstorm Sandy’s Aftermath: Are You Prepared to Help Your Customers?

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The Mold Remediation Symposium is a one-time event that has been created in response to Superstorm Sandy, and will train attendees in the cleaning, restoration, remediation of mold. With the millions of homes and businesses affected, now is the time to prepare to take on the anticipated increase in business with new processes and products.
Learn from Industry Leaders Rachel Adams and Wayne Lawrence
Two BONUS PRESENTERS just added: David Dybdahl and Stan Collesano.
7:30 Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast 
8:30 - 10:00 Fundamentals of Mold Remediation 
Rachel Adams, President, Indoor Environmental Management, Inc.
  • Health & Safety of Technicians and Occupants
  • Health effects from exposure to mold in water damaged buildings 
  • Source Removal techniques 
  • Containment  
  • Documentation
10:00 - 10:15 Break – Sponsor Exhibits Open
10:15 - 11:00 Fundamentals of Mold Remediation
Rachel Adams, President, Indoor Environmental Management, Inc.
  • When to call in an indoor environmental professional (IE P) 
  • Contents: To clean or not to clean  
  • Biocides: Are you achieving what you think you are?
11:00 - 11:30 Insurance coverage issues for mold related losses and work. What every contractor and their agent needs to know. 
David Dybdahl, CPCU,ARM, MBA, President , ARMR.Network, LLC
11:30 - 12:00 Negligence and Standard of Care 
Stan Collesano, JD, CEO, Profitable Business Strategies 
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Provided) Sponsor Exhibits Open
1: 00 - 2:15 Restorative Media Blasting 
Media Blasting for the Architectural Restoration Trade
Wayne Lawrence, Regional Sales Manager, Grand Northern Products
  • Blast media and their characteristics
  • Applications for media blasting in the restoration trade
  • Equipment specifications and considerations, including air compressors
  • Estimating and quoting blasting jobs
  • Personal protective equipment, safety issues and contractor liabilities
  • Techniques for process containment and clean-up
  • Proper techniques for media blasting job execution
  • Hands-on blasting with baking soda and dry ice, with side by side application
2:00 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:30 Restorative Media Blasting, Cont'd
Wayne Lawrence, Regional Sales Manager, Grand Northern Products
3:30 - 4:30 Hands-On Media Blasting 
Wayne Lawrence, Regional Sales Manager, Grand Northern Products
NOTE: A full face mask is required to participate in hands-on media blasting training. 
Early Registration Rate (Received by 3/22/13)           $249
General Registration Rate (Received after 3/22/13)   $299
Your registration fee includes all conference sessions and lunch.
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Earn 6.5 RIA Continuing Education Contact Hours 
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Earn 1 IICRC Credit.
Rachel Adams has been involved in the water damage and environmental health industries for more than 24 years.  She holds a dual bachelor degree in Environmental Health Sciences and Medical Technology (Toxicology) from Purdue University.  She is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and an active member of The American Industrial Hygiene Association. She also holds a Master Restorer designation from the IICRC through her training, dedication and field experience.   
Rachel was founder and President of Indoor Environmental Management, Inc (IEM) in 1995 in which she conducted inspections of both residential and commercial buildings throughout the country.  IEM grew to develop one of the leading consulting and state-of-the art laboratory serving the needs of clients throughout the country.  
Rachel served on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration Certification (IICRC) and is currently serving as the Technical Advisory Committee Chair  of the IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT).   Rachel served on the committee to write and establish guidelines and updates for the standard of care for mold remediation, also referred to as the S520-08, Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.  
She also is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (SCRT) and the Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning Association (LMCCA).  She is an Associate member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH.) 

Wayne Lawrence is a Regional Sales Manager for Grand Northern Products, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He graduated with his B.A. Degree from Central Michigan University in 1989.  After several years in logistics and distribution, Wayne began full time at his current position in January of 1995.

Grand Northern is the nation’s largest independent distributor of blast abrasives and equipment, including baking soda, dry ice and most traditional blast media.  In addition to sales, Wayne also trains customers, services equipment, and provides on-going field support.  He is recognized by both the RIA and the IICRC as an instructor for the RMB (Restorative Media Blasting) course.  Experiences from over a thousand jobsites, multitudes of wide-ranging blast applications, and years of hands-on application are among his strong points.

Stanley F. Collesano, JD, CEO of Profitable Business Strategies based out of Fishers, Indiana.  Stan practiced law in both the State of Indiana and State of New York for approximately 15 years, specializing in business/corporate law, insurance defense as well as handing some commercial real estate issues.  Stan is currently retired from the practice of law and operates Profitable Business Strategies to help small to medium size business navigate the path to a successful and profitable business by combining his education and degree in Accounting along with his legal education, training and experience.  Although, Stan helps many types of businesses in the United States he has focus on the restoration and remediation industry.  Stan quite often lectures on business and legal topics. Stan can be reached at

David J. Dybdahl, CPCU,ARM, MBA is the president of ARMR.Network, LLC a specialty insurance brokerage firm that works through independent insurance agents to provide business insurance packages to cleaning and restoration contractors coast to coast. He is a frequent contributor to R&R. He can be reached at 877 735 0800 or visit their web site at

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  • Fire and Water Damage Restoration Contractors 
  • Mold Remediators
  • Disaster Restoration Contractors 
  • Indoor Environmental Professionals and Consultants 
  • Industrial Hygienists 
  • Liability Insurance Agents 
  • Property Insurance Adjusters 
  • Public Adjusters 
  • Public Health officials 
  • Commercial Property Owners 
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