Mould growth can occur in buildings where water has infiltrated areas due to heavy rains, plumbing failures, flooding or high humidity. It is important to report water leaks or water ingress events as soon as possible to help prevent mould growth.

Compliance & oversight


Currently there are no regulated limits for airborne mould spores or bacteria; however, WorkSafe BC requires the investigation of indoor air quality complaints when they arise in the workplace. This investigation may include an assessment for the presence of mould contamination.

Mould Control Program

SFU has developed a comprehensive Mould Control Program. The purpose of the program is to ensure the University has protocols in place to prevent mould damage, to respond safely to any identified mould damage, and to promote health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. The SFU program draws on best practices from a range of programs developed by both public and private sectors