Complying with pesticide training requirements
The Division of Agriculture regulates the use, storage, and disposal of all pesticides used in Santa Clara County. This program includes the strict enforcement of regulations protecting workers who handle pesticides. In addition, we conduct investigations of pesticide-related illnesses and complaints. Our office is responsible for the oversight of pesticide applications made to crops and professional applications made to residential homes and businesses.
Pesticide training form
All employees that handle pesticides must be trained on an regular basis. Training must adhere to requirements set by Title 3 California Code of Regulations, Section 6724. The program used to train the employee must also be put in writing. This written training program must describe the materials (e.g. study guides, Material Safety Data Sheets, slides, videos) and information that was used to train the employee. Examples of these forms are found in the attachments below.
Pesticide use reports
All pest control companies that apply pesticides for hire must file a monthly use report with each county in which they perform work. The reports are due on the 10th day of the month following the month of use. For example, the use report for January is due on February 10th. Monthly Summary Pesticide Use Reports (MSPURS) can be submitted online via CalAgPermits.
Written Training Program
Describe the materials you used to meet the required topics of the annual employee training
Written Respiratory Protection Program
A generic program outline. Fill out the information for your business.
Pesticide Safety Information Series - English
The “A” series are for use in production agriculture. The “N” series are for use in structural pest control, landscape and maintenance firms. TRAINING MATERIAL does not include labels used in your business.
Pesticide Safety Information Series - Spanish
Los documentos de la serie "A" se usan en la producción agrícola. Los documentos de la serie "N" son para el uso en control de plagas en estructuras, jardines ornamentales y firmas de limpieza
The following are examples and should be both updated as needed to meet your businesses' needs as well as adhere to legal requirements.
Division of Agriculture
San Jose, CA 95112
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