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1 MARCH 29 APRIL 2, 2015 SAN DEIGO, CA CA Healthy Schools Act Update These materials have been prepared the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. They have not been reviewed by State CASBO for approval, so therefore are not an official statement of CASBO.

2 California School IPM Program Department of Pesticide Regulation 1001 I Street, PO Box 4015 Sacramento, CA Laurie Brajkovich Senior Environmental Scientist

3 What is the Healthy Schools Act? Outline What is IPM? DPR s HSA and IPM resources & training

4 The Healthy Schools Act: Timeline 2001: AB 2260 Right-to-know law, K-12 public schools, public child care centers Notification, posting, and record keeping requirements 2006: AB 405 Prohibited certain pesticides at schools 2007: AB 2865 Added private child care centers (except family day care homes) NEW 2015: SB 1405 Added new requirements for schools and child care centers: IPM plan, report pesticide use Added new training requirement for anyone that applies a pesticide at a school or child care center.

5 Kids are vulnerable to pesticides Physiology Organs still developing, can t detoxify chemicals in body compared to adults Comparatively, eat (3+ times), drink (2.5 times), and breath (2 times) more More skin area relative to size Behavior Where and how they learn and play Crawling - have more contact with ground, carpets, and flooring Don t recognize hazards

6 What are other problems associated with pesticides? Environmental Overuse of pesticide can result in pesticide resistance in pests Urban runoff creates surface water issues Can negatively affect other non-target organisms

7 WHAT IS A PESTICIDE? A chemical designed to kill or control living things like weeds, bugs and germs. Some Pesticide Types:

8 Ants: bite, sting, nuisance Spiders: bite, fear Wasps: sting, anaphylaxis Cockroaches: disease, asthma trigger, destructive Flies: disease Rats & mice: disease, destructive

9 What is a School Site? K-12 public school or public or private child care center including Buildings Playgrounds Fields Vehicles Any other locations used for school purposes

10 School Site Example School School Playground Community Park used by school Community Center After School Program Agriculture Golf Course

11 HSA Requirements for School Sites (K-12 Public Schools and Child Care Centers)

12 HSA Requirements for School Sites 1. Identify a IPM Coordinator 2. Develop and post an IPM Plan 3. Provide annual written notification 4. Establish an individual notification registry 5. Send individual notices (72 hrs) 6. Post warning signs (24 hrs /72 hrs) 7. Don t use prohibited pesticides 8. Keep records (4 yrs) 9. Report pesticide use to DPR annually 10. July 1, 2016: Complete HSA required DPR-approved IPM training

13 HSA Requirements for School Sites 1. Identify a IPM Coordinator * 2. Develop and post an IPM Plan * 3. Provide annual written notification * 4. Establish an individual notification registry * 5. Send individual notices (72 hrs) * 6. Post warning signs (24 hrs /72 hrs) * 7. Don t use prohibited pesticides * 8. Keep records (4 yrs) * 9. Report pesticide use to DPR annually 10. July 1, 2016: Complete HSA required DPR-approved IPM training * *Still required if applications are made by pest control contractor

14 Exempt Pesticides Some types of pesticide applications are exempt from most HSA requirements to encourage IPM REMEMBER 1. If school employees use only these products the IPM plan, notification, posting, recordkeeping, and reporting are NOT required! However, there are no exemptions from training! DPR pesticide safety training (CCR 6724) HSA-required IPM training starting on July 1, 2016 (Education Code 17614)

15 Pesticides Exempt from Most HSA Requirements Self-contained baits Only pest has access to bait Reduced-exposure risk Gels/Pastes used as crack and crevice treatments Out-of-the-way places Reduced-exposure risk Antimicrobials Sanitizers and disinfectants Health and safety Exempt from federal registration Botanical, food-grade ingredients Reduced-toxicity risk

16 What is IPM? 1. Prevent 2. Monitor 5. Keep Records Communicate 4. Take Action 3. Identify

17 Take Action: IPM Tool Belt Biological control The use of natural enemies Cultural Methods that reduce pest establishment, reproduction, or survival Physical Methods that kill or trap a pest directly Chemical Reduced-risk pesticides only when needed

18 Benefits of Using IPM Meeting the intent of the Healthy Schools Act! Prevent pest damage Reduce costs from pest damage Reduced pesticide exposure risk Positive community relations and publicity

19 What if you re not using IPM?. Increased chance of pesticide incident or complaints if relying solely on pesticides. Hazmat called after kids exposed to pesticide on bus Concern over pesticide use at schools rises Pesticide use at High School spurs debate Middle school kids eat rodenticide Parents air concerns over use of wrong pesticide

20 New HSA Requirements for School Sites Starting January 1, 2015 Develop IPM plan and post on website Submit pesticide use report to DPR (first due by Jan. 30, 2016) Starting July 1, 2016 Receive annual training in IPM & safe pesticide use at school sites

21 School IPM Plan

22 Page 1: IPM statement and pest management objectives Some examples of pest management objectives: Focus on long-term pest prevention Reduce pesticide use Reduce pest damage to buildings Save money by preventing pest infestations

23 Page 2, section 1: Pests and non-chemical management practices Example:

24 Pesticide Use Reporting Center/school employees who apply pesticides must report use directly to DPR Center/school employees will use new form (DPR-HSA-118) PMPs will continue to report their own school pesticide use on form DPR-ENF-117

25 Pesticide Use Reporting form

26 Where to find these documents? IPM Plan Templates Pesticide Use Report form

27 HSA-required IPM Training Must take a DPR-approved course that meets the HSA training requirement Approved courses will be listed on DPR s School IPM web site in early 2016 Approximately 1-2 hours in length There will be 3 courses available for different audiences School employees must renew training annually

28 Who needs to be trained? IPM Coordinators Anyone using a pesticide at schools and centers People hired to apply pesticides School district/center employees Volunteers Some examples: Custodian using a disinfectant to clean a bathroom Cafeteria worker using bleach solution to sanitize dishes or disinfect counters Groundskeeper using weed and feed (herbicide) on a lawn Maintenance worker placing ant bait stations outside Preschool teacher disinfecting a diaper changing table Teacher cleaning desks with disinfecting wipes

29 Spraying herbicides: needs training Placing ant bait stations: needs training

30 Disinfecting drains: needs training Disinfecting diaper changing station: needs training Using antimicrobial hand soap: NO training needed

31 Frequently Asked Questions about the Healthy Schools Act

32 Frequently Asked Questions about the Healthy Schools Act

33 Frequently Asked Questions about the Healthy Schools Act

34 Frequently Asked Questions about the Healthy Schools Act

35 Things to Remember about the Healthy Schools Act 1. Healthy Schools Act Requirements For public K-12 schools For public and private child care centers 2. New HSA Requirements January 1, 2015: IPM plan and pesticide reporting July 1, 2016: HSA-required training 3. Exempt Pesticides Exempt from some HSA requirements No exemptions from the HSA-training requirement

36 A template for the IPM Plan A new pesticide use reporting form (HSA 118) for use by school/center employees These resources are available at Free online training courses that will meet the HSA requirement Available early 2016

37 Department of Pesticide Regulation Promote the adoption of IPM in schools IPM Training Provide IPM templates and forms IPM Guidebook Other IPM resources School IPM Web site Collect annual school site pesticide use reports

38 DPR s School IPM Workshops 2-3 workshops a year Structural and landscape pests Taught by licensed IPM professionals Hands-on: ID, trapping, inspections

39 ~ 2,000 people trained ~ 86% of Districts trained - these districts account for 95% of CA student population

40 Just Released!... School IPM Video Series https://www.youtube.com/user/californiapesticides

41 Child Care Center IPM Video Series (2013) https://www.youtube.com/user/californiapesticides

42 DPR Goals for the Future: Pest prevention in school design/retrofits New web page Free, online interactive school IPM courses (coming 2016!) Have the best in school IPM motivate the rest! Compare last 5 school IPM surveys - send districts report on their IPM progress when compared to similar districts IPM Honor Roll: highlight schools IPM achievements School IPM training (CE) for hired pest control businesses Analysis of school site pesticide use data Trends Program needs

43 Questions on Healthy Schools Act or IPM? School IPM Program : Sign up for our school IPM or child care IPM e-lists for s from DPR about the latest information about IPM and the HSA at:

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