The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) ensures the regulation of pesticides, including sanitizing and disinfecting agents. The District is required to comply with these regulations, and those of the California Healthy Schools Act.
(See: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/index.htm and https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/pestmgt/pubs/hsa_factsheet.pdf)
Employees must take DPR train annually if they are required to, or anticipate using pesticides, including cleaning agents that are considered sanitizers or disinfectants. Training registration on the Department of Pesticide Regulation can be completed here:
The specific course required to take depends on your work role and type of pesticide you will be using. Click on the DPM document below to determine the appropriate course for your use:
The District and its schools are required to report certain types of pesticide usage on an annual basis. There is a standard form to use for such reporting. There are also limited exceptions to such reporting. This information can be found below:
Sanitizers and Disinfectants also require DPR completion of training if you plan on wiping down surfaces with these types of cleaning supplies. See the matrix below for determining whether to use a cleaner, sanitizer, or a disinfectant, unless this information is superseded by public health declaration.
For questions about your school's integrated pest management coordinator - please contact your maintenance department supervisor. The District site's integrated pest management coordinator functions shall be shared by the Risk Manager and the Director of Maintenance/Operations.
Please do not use pesticides, sanitizers, or disinfectants without first completing this required training!
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