Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

 

About IPM

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.

The IPM approach can be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as the home, garden, and workplace. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.

School Pest Management Policy Statement

Structural and landscape pests can pose significant problems to people, property, and the environment. Pesticides can also pose risks to people, property, and the environment. It is therefore the policy of this school District to incorporate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures for control of structural and landscape pests.

Pests

Pests are a population of living organisms (animal, plant, or microorganisms) that interfere with use of the school site for human purposes. Strategies for managing pests are influenced by the pest species and whether that species poses a threat to people, property, or the environment.

Pest Management

Approved pest management plans should be developed for the site and should be incorporated into any proposed pest management measures.

Pests will be managed to:

  • Reduce any potential human health hazard or to protect against a significant threat to public safety.
  • Prevent loss of or damage to school structures or property.
  • Prevent pests from spreading into the community, or to plant and animal populations beyond the site.
  • Enhance the quality of life for students, staff, and others

FIRST AID/CPR

                               

FIRST AID/CPR

Medical advice and consultation on work-related health matters and first aid services to treat work related injuries must be readily available to employees. In addition, if the workplace contains materials that may be corrosive or injurious to the eyes or the body, a method of quickly drenching or flushing the eyes or body must be provided in the work area.  This program assists in meeting those requirements.

References

OSHA Subpart K 1910.151

MN OSHA Instruction CPL 2-2.53

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