District Chemical Hygiene Plan

E-0250

EBAA

REPORTING OF HAZARDS / WARNING SYSTEMS
(Pesticide Application Notice)

The intent of this policy is to ensure that students, employees, and parents/guardians receive adequate notice prior to pesticide application.

In accord with A.R.S. 15-152, the District shall:

  • Provide notice of pesticide application during a regular school session to students, employees, and parents/guardians, given in a form reasonably calculated to provide a warning at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to such application.
  • Provide continuing instruction for students absenting themselves.
  • Post the areas scheduled to receive pesticide application.
  • Maintain written records of pesticide application.

Pest-control applicator(s) employed by the District shall provide the school contact person with notice at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the date and time the application of pesticides is to occur, including in such notice the brand name, concentration, rate of application, pesticide label, material safety data sheet, the area or areas where the pesticide is to be applied, and any use restrictions required by the pesticide label. Prior to the application, the applicator shall provide the school contact person with a written preapplication notification containing the following information:

  • The brand name, concentration, rate of application, and any use restrictions required by the label of the herbicide or specific pesticide.
  • The area or areas where the pesticide is to be applied.
  • The date and time the application is to occur.
  • The pesticide label and the material safety data sheet.

In case of pesticide applications performed for or by public health agencies or emergency applications because of immediate threat to the public health, the licensed applicator shall give the school site office oral and, if possible, written notice, with posting of the area to be treated in accord with A.R.S. 32-2307.

The Superintendent may require the pest-control applicator to fill out and make all required postings in accord with statute and with District policy and regulation. The name and telephone number of the applicator shall be attached to any posting.

The Superintendent shall prepare regulations for the implementation of this policy.

Adopted: date of manual adoption

LEGAL REF.: A.R.S. 15-152 32-2307


E-0261

EBAA-R

REPORTING OF HAZARDS / WARNING SYSTEMS
(Pesticide Application Notice)

The site 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 shall be posted to identify pesticide application areas. The signs shall display:

  • The words "warning - pesticides."
  • 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.


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