Presentation on theme: "IPM and HAZ COM PROGRAM (INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM) (HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATION PROGRAM) FOR THE ANTHONY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT."— Presentation transcript:
IPM and HAZ COM PROGRAM (INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM) (HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATION PROGRAM) FOR THE ANTHONY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
TYPICAL COMPLAINTS PERCENTAGE OF COMPLAINTS MADE BY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND STAFF REGARDING THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS –DISINFECTANTS32% –INSECTICIDES30% –REPELLANTS14% –HERBICIDES8%
PEST CONTROL PESTICIDES NATURAL CONTROL (NATURAL PREDATORS) PHYSICAL CONTROL (SEALING ALL CRACKS AND CREVICES) CULTURAL / SANITATION PRACTICES (MAINTAINING A CLEAN ENVIROMENT) *** PESTICIDES SHOULD BE THE LAST MEANS OF CONTROL ***
PEST PREVENTION SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM PEST PROOFING THROUGH REPAIR AND GENERAL MAINTENANCE OF A BUILDING GOOD SANITATION PRACTICES INSPECTIONS IPM SANITATION NEEDS PEST SIGNS AND DAMAGE MONITORING AND SAMPLING SAMPLING- OBSERVING AND RECORDING PEST PRESENCE OR NUMBERS MONITORING- SAMPLING OVER TIME TO OBSERVE TREND AND CHANGES IN PEST ACTIVITY DEVELOP A IPM PLAN WITH TACTICS AND STRATEGIES UTILIZE NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS WHEN NECESSARY, UTILIZE CHEMICAL CONTROLS
IPM SCHOOL POLICY INTEGRATED PEST CONTROL PROGRAM The District shall adopt an integrated pest control program for the use of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical agents to control pests, rodents, insects, and weeds at school buildings and other school facilities. STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL When necessary, the District shall obtain pest control services for school buildings either by: –Contracting with a business that has a structural pest control business license; or –Requiring the District employee who is licensed as a certified noncommercial applicator or technician to perform the services. [Occupations Code 1951.459] Before treating a school building for pest control, the District shall ensure that the necessary signs and information for employees and parents of students are posted or made available. [ Occupations Code 1951.455]
IPM SCHOOL POLICY (CON’T) IPM COORDINATOR The District shall designate an IPM coordinator(s). The IPM coordinator must implement the District’s IPM policy. The person(s) designated as the District’s IPM coordinator(s) shall attend a Texas Structural Pest Control Board (TSPCB)-approved IPM coordinator training course within 12 months of designation as IPM coordinator. The IPM coordinator shall oversee and be responsible for the following: –Assisting in the coordination of pest management personnel and ensuring that all school employees who perform pest control have the necessary training, are equipped with the appropriate personal protective equipment, and have the necessary licenses for their pest management responsibilities; –Maintaining a prioritized list of needed structural and landscape improvements; –For a district that conducts some or all pest management work through independent contractors, working with administrators to ensure that local pest control proposal specifications are compatible with IPM principles, and that pest control contractors work under the guidelines of the District’s IPM policy; –Ensuring that all pesticides used on District property are in compliance with this policy and keeping current pesticide labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); –Authorizing and reviewing least hazardous, effective emergency treatments with the approval of the certified applicator; –Handling requests and inquiries relating to pest problems and maintaining records of any pesticide-related complaints; –Ensuring that files are maintained regarding pesticide application records and that incidental use reports are in compliance with 19 TAC 595.17; –Informing District administrators and other personnel about IPM requirements (training, notice and posting, sanitation, pesticide storage); and –Maintaining a copy of the District’s IPM policy.
APPLICATION BASED ON THE CLASSIFICATION OF CHEMICALS –GREEN LIST BAITS AND BOTANICAL INSECTICIDES MAY BE APPLIED AT ANY TIME AS LONG AS STUDENTS ARE NOT PRESENT IN THE ROOM OR OUTSIDE IN THE AREA DURING THE APPLICATION –ALL OTHER GREEN LIST PRODUCTS AND YELLOW LIST PRODUCTS MAY BE APPLIED TO A ROOM OR OUTSIDE ONLY IF STUDENTS NOT EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT FOR 12 HOURS –RED LIST PRODUCTS MAY BE APPLIED TO A BUILDING IF STUDENTS NOT EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT FOR FOLLOWING 12 HOURS. BUILDING MUST BE SECURE OR IF APPLIED OUTSIDE, THE AREA MUST BE COMPLETELY ENCLOSED BY WARINING SIGNS AND A SECURE FENCE
Green List Pesticides –Low Toxic inorganic pesticide –Insect growth regulators –Insect and rodent baits –Microbe-based insecticides –Botanical insecticides –Biological Control agents –Pesticide Soaps and natural and synthetic horticultural oils
Yellow List Pesticides –All EPA III and IV pesticides (Caution labeled) not included on the Green List –Written approval from certified applicator required, with copy sent to IPM Coordinator –Duration of approval for application will be for 6 months of applications or 6 applications per site (ADDRESS specific)
Red Products –All products carrying a Warning or Danger signal word –Requires written approval from the certified applicator and the IPM Coordinator –Must be kept in the pest control use record clearly marked as RED LIST –Duration of approval shall be for 3 months or 3 applications per site
EPA PESTICIDE TOXICITY CLASSES EXTREMELY TOXICVERY TOXICMODERATELY TOXICSLIGHTLY TOXIC CATIIIIIIIV SIGNALDANGERWARNINGCAUTIONCAUTION ORAL LD500-5050-500500-5000>5000 EQUIVALENT LEATHAL DOSE FOR 150 LB HUMAN LESS THAN 1 TEASPOONTEASPOON TO 1 OZ1 OZ TO 1 PINT1 PINT TO 1 QUART
IPM Coordinator’s Recommendations REMOVE ALL PESTICIDES AND SPRAYING DEVICES STORED ON THE CAMPUSES AND TURN INTO THE IPM COORDINATOR EACH CAMPUS WILL BE ISSUED A PEST MANAGEMENT BOOK TO BE MAINTAINED BY THE HEAD CUSTODIAN WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PEST SIGHTING LOG TO DOCUMENT PROBLEMATIC AREAS PEST CONTROL APPLICATION LOG WITH ALL JUSTIFICATION PAPERWORK AND THE MSDS SHEETS OF THE CHEMICAL APPLIED ALL PEST CONTROL MUST BE DONE WITH A BUSINESS THAT HAS A STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL BUSINESS LICENSE. THE DISTRICT NO LONGER EMPLOYS A LICENCED PESTICIDE APPLICATOR. CUSTODIANS AND MAINTENANCE WORKERS CANNOT APPLY PESTICIDES WITHIN THE DISTRICT. IF ANY EMPLOYEE IS A LICENCED PESTICIDE APPLICATOR, PLEASE CONTACT AL FLORES, JR. IPM COORDINATOR
HAZ COM Program Purpose of program Assure all Hazardous Chemicals are properly stored and labeled To maintain a detailed inventory of the chemicals stored To maintain a reference book with Material Data Safety Sheets in case of an emergency To ensure all chemicals and empty storage containers are disposed of properly. To assure all storage areas are properly labeled as per their content. To assure that the chemicals listed in the storage room are as listed, and update any changes on a monthly or at a minimum a yearly basis.
Steps to Compliance by the AISD Develop a detailed inventory of all the chemicals of the workplace Develop a MSDS book at all storage sites Develop a proper labeling system for the storage room and containers Develop a purchasing program to assure all chemicals purchased meet the set criteria Train all custodial and maintenance staff as to the storage requirements and the safety procedures required in an emergency Train the Head Custodians to maintain the Haz Com Program at each campus.
LABEL GUIDE Blue Diamond- Health Hazard Red Diamond- Fire Hazard Yellow Diamond- Instability White Diamond- Personal Protection The importance of the labeling system is for the firefighters ability to react to an emergency without exposing them to additional hazards. Ex: If a chemical stored reacts violently with water, then the firefighter will know that before applying water to an existing fire in the room. In addition, the MSDS Sheets for the chemicals will give emergency procedures if an employee or child is exposed.