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5.2.P.1 Reporting of Hazards / Warning Systems
PROCEDURE PROCEDURE
Pesticide Application Notice 

The school administrator shall be the contact person for providing information regarding pesticide application activities at the school, including but not limited to giving oral and written notification, supervising the posting of notifications as required, and maintaining records of pesticide-application notifications.

Oral  and  Written  Notice

All oral and written notification shall contain, at a minimum, the date, time, general areas to be treated, and brand name of the pesticide to be applied.  During the regular school session, and not less than forty-eight (48) hours prior to pesticide application, notification shall be provided in the manner indicated below.
 
  • Oral notification to all students and school employees shall be provided by means of:
    • School public address systems; or
    • Assembly communications; or
    • Staff meeting announcements; or
    • Any similar means reasonably calculated to provide sufficient notice in advance of pesticide application.
       
  • Written notification to the parents or guardians of enrolled students shall be provided by means of:
    • Weekly school lunch menus; or
    • Special communications; or
    • Newsletters; or
    • Any similar means reasonably calculated to provide sufficient notice in advance of pesticide application.

Posting  of  Notice

No less than forty-eight (48) hours prior to pesticide application, signs measuring at least eight and one half inches by eleven inches (8 1/2" x 11") shall be posted to identify pesticide application areas.  The signs shall display:
 
  • The words "warning - pesticides."
  • The registration number issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The date and time of the application.
  • A phone number for the school contact person and one (1) for the licensed pesticide applicator.

The signs shall be placed at:
 
  • The main entrance to all buildings where pesticide is to be applied.
  • Playing fields where pesticide is to be applied.

The signs may be removed no less than forty-eight (48) hours after the pesticide is applied.