Recovery from Catastrophic Weather: Mold Exposure and Health Related Training

Hurricane Workshop

UConn Health Hurricanes and Mold Workshops

Hurricanes and Mold: The Health Concerns—Reducing Personal Risk and Rebuilding Homes with Resiliency


A total of four workshops were held from November 2014 to July 2015 in various areas of Connecticut:

  1. November 14, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Emergency Communications and Operation Center, Bridgeport, CT
  2. March 2, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - UConn Health, Farmington, CT
  3. April 27, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - UConn Avery Point, Groton, CT
  4. July 23, 2015 - 1 to 4:30 p.m. - Savin Rock Conference Center, West Haven, CT


  1. Introduction to Hurricane Sandy and Mold – Paula Schenck
  2. Small Group Discussion: Priorities
  3. It is All About Health: Mold and Health Basics – Paula Schenck
  4. Reducing Risk: Protecting Your and Others' Health When You Work in Moldy Places – Paul Bureau
  5. Providing a Future: Moving Toward Resilient Building Construction – William Turner
  6. Small Group Discussion: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Donning Respirators and Doing Self-Check
  7. Mold and Moisture Clean-up Guide – Paul Bureau
  8. Hurricane Play and Wrap-up – Paula Schenck and William Turner


Paula Schenck, M.P.H.
Director, Indoor Environments and Health Programs
UConn Health
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Paul Bureau, M.S., C.I.H.
Industrial Hygienist, Lecturer/Advisor
UConn Department of Allied Health Sciences
UConn Health
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

William A. Turner, M.S., P.E., LEED®, A.P.
Turner Building Science, L.L.C.