Got inspected by Dept. of Agriculture

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by DiscoveryLawn, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Ohio Department of Agriculture Pesticide Control Specialist inspected my records the other day. He said I was 95% complient and only asked that I change a few small things in my record keeping to make things clearer. My office is in my home and my actual shop is at another location. He was here for three hours going over my records and ran out of time to go down to my shop for an inspection there. I am sure if he had, everything would have been fine though. :rolleyes:

    Just so you guys know ...he said they are really cracking down on un-licensed LCO's and landscapers applying pesticides. He says when he sees a company truck he does not recognize, he writes down the name and phone number on the truck and checks to see if they are certified. If not, they can expect a visit.

    For those who are certified but have not been visited in the past... expect a visit soon. They are trying to contact all licensed applicators in there data base to do an inspection. He said if you are licensed don't worry, he will help you get up to complience if you are not already. Its the guys that are applying without a license that need to worry.

    David
     
  2. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    When I had my records inspection, the guy asked if I would allow him to ride with me for a day to watch how I apply. I said.......umm....do I have to? He said he would call me later in the year to hook up.

    Then about a month later I was doing a McDonalds lawn, and he was in the parking lot eating lunch, so he watched me do the lawn, then just as I was leaving he pulled up and we talked a little bit, and he said that was good enought for him, just watching me at one lawn......I thought whew!!!
     
  4. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    When I had my records inspection, the guy asked if I would allow him to ride with me for a day to watch how I apply. I said.......umm....do I have to? He said he would call me later in the year to hook up.

    I wonder if they do that around here. I hope they do. You should see how some of the ding-bats treat a lawn around here. I have never seen so many streaked lawns through-out my area as I have this year.

    I do not know if I think riding along is something I would support. But I am all for following me and others to a lawn to observe our work.

    David
     
  5. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    OK How do you guys quote some one else's post so it automatically puts the quote in that shaded box with the author of the post attributed to it???

    David
     
  6. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Look at your post I just quoted. You see the word "Quote" that is in a green box at the bottom right hand corner. Just select it and you to can quote just like me.

    :) :)
     
  7. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thank you DLS1. I don't know why I have not noticed that before.

    David
     
  8. grassman2001

    grassman2001 LawnSite Member
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    What kind of things do they look for when they do their inspections of your records and your warehouse
     
  9. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you still have your study material... everything in the section about record keeping, notification, handeling and storage. He had several forms with checklists and he went down them item by item.

    He checked
    -Posting signs?
    -business license appropriately displayed?
    -does technitions have appropriate license in each category required for target and pesticide being applied?
    -requirements for trained serviceman met?
    -reviewed application records

    There were many other things he went over these are just a few. You get the picture though.

    He did not have time to inspect my wharehouse. I'll let you know how that goes when he does.

    David
     
  10. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    So my question is, How did he contact you for the initial inspection? Did he see you driving around and got your name and number or did he just do a randem call and it was your turn?
     

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