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UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER Established 1850. “Anatomy of a Successful IPM program – a Sanitarian’s Perspective” Peter Castronovo, Senior Sanitarian, University of Rochester. Fire Safety Industrial Hygiene (Employee safety) Radiation safety. Pest Control Sanitarian’s Office

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University of rochester established 1850

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

Established 1850

“Anatomy of a Successful IPM program –

a Sanitarian’s Perspective”

Peter Castronovo, Senior Sanitarian, University of Rochester


Eh s components

Fire Safety

Industrial Hygiene (Employee safety)

Radiation safety

Pest Control

Sanitarian’s Office

Hazardous Waste Management

EH&S Components


University of rochester established 1850

EH&S reports directly

Senior VP for Administration

So other departments know not to monkey around with us!


Pest control responsibilities

Pest Control Responsibilities

  • Structure (continued)

    • University Properties

      • 6 residential complexes (1,131 dwellings)

      • Other miscellaneous residential/commercial properties

    • Food Service

      • 21 major food preparation centers

      • 200+ minor food prep/food serving kitchens (not including individual student kitchens)


Pest control responsibilities1

Pest Control Responsibilities

  • Structure

    • University of Rochester

      • River Campus (57 buildings)

      • Eastman School of Music Campus (9 buildings)

    • University of Rochester Medical Center

      • Strong Memorial Hospital (736 beds)

      • Ambulatory Care Complex

      • School of Medicine and Dentistry

      • Medical Research Buildings

      • School of Nursing

      • Vivarium (6 floors)

      • Eastman Dental School

      • 25 off-site medical complexes

      • Highland Hospital and associated practices


Pest control responsibilities2

Pest Control Responsibilities

  • “Customers”

    • 20,000 employees

    • 8,000 students

    • 3,000 residents

    • 1,000 inpatients

    • 4,000 outpatients

    • 10,000 visitors

    • 46,000 total


University of rochester s environmental health safety department

University of Rochester’sEnvironmental Health & Safety Department

Pest Control Unit’s Mission Statement

Utilizing a fully Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, protect the health & safety of the University Community and property by first preventing structural pest problems from developing, by emphasizing exclusion and proper sanitation, and by minimizing and quickly abating problems that do occur by using industry best practices and environmentally sound methods.


University of rochester established 1850

Pest Control Unit Philosophy:

We are Guardians of the environment, rather than simply eliminators of pests.


What are the two most powerful pesticides available for the structural pest control industry

What are the two most powerful pesticides available for the structural pest control industry?


Exclusion sanitation

EXCLUSION & SANITATION


Pcu methodology

PCU Methodology

  • Prevent pests from entering the facility

    • “Keep them the hell out!”

  • Deprive them of food and shelter

    • “Keep them homeless and hungry!”

  • Establish a threshold, if able

    • “Tell the customers they’re pansies and live with it!”


Pcu methodology1

PCU Methodology

  • Attempt non-pesticide methods to eliminate them

    • “Kill ‘em by stomping!”

  • Use the least toxic pesticides capable of achieving maximum control

    • “Make sure what you use kills the bugs and not the people”


There are a lot of ings in our program

There are a lot of “ings” in our program

  • Inspecting

  • Identifying

  • Reading

  • Educating

  • Cleaning

  • Monitoring

  • Enforcing

  • Selling


There are a lot of ings in our program1

There are a lot of “ings” in our program

  • Notifying

  • Committing

  • Cooperating

  • Believing*

  • Living*

    * Not only do we and our University customers have to believe in IPM, it has to be a way of working life.


History of pest control unit

History of Pest Control Unit

1981 “In-House” unit analysis performed

1982 PCU formed under Environmental Health & Safety Department

Staffing:

  • Manager .25 fte

  • 2 FTE Technicians

    Philosophy: “Use the least toxic pesticides available to achieve maximum control.” Prevention was a component of the program.

    1985University residential complexes included in service

    One FTE Technician added


History of pest control unit continued

History of Pest Control Unit (continued)

By 1995 “True” IPM Program in place

  • No organophosphates

  • No preventative treatments

  • Inspections increased

  • Education increased

  • New Philosophy:

    • Prevention is the most important component of pest control

    • Use non pesticide methods if feasible

    • Use the least toxic pesticides and methods available that achieve an acceptable threshold of control.


History of pest control unit continued1

History of Pest Control Unit (continued)

Mid 1995 Staffing:

Cut ½ FTE Technician

1996 Staffing:

Cut ½ FTE Technician

ACF and several off-site medical complexes added

1998 Highland Hospital and affiliated operations added

1999 New Medical Research Building added

2001 MRBX added


Results of u of r ipm program

Results of U of R IPM Program

  • Monetary

  • Customer Satisfaction

  • Effectiveness

  • Health & Safety


Monetary results

Monetary Results

Staffing

Reduced technical staffing by 33% (one FTE) while adding 20% more space

Savings: $45,000 per year with benefits


Monetary results continued

Monetary Results (continued)

Pesticides/Control devices

1994 - $5,438

2002 - $3,563

Savings = $1,875

34.5% reduction not including inflation adjustment. Major services added since 1994 including Highland Hospital, Ambulatory Care Facility and Medical Research Building


Customer service results

Customer Service Results

  • Customer Surveys

    • “Ad Hoc”

    • Regular Users


Ad hoc survey grading results

Ad Hoc Survey Grading Results

Percentage of “A” grades received within each category

Before true IPM Program


University of rochester established 1850

Ad Hoc Survey Grading Results

Percentage of “A” grades received within each category

After true IPM Program


Effectiveness results

Effectiveness Results

# of complaints/follow-ups


Effectiveness continued

Effectiveness (continued)

  • German Roach Monitoring Program

    As a regular part of the pest control program, the PCU monitors roach populations in certain high risk or problem areas such as food service establishments. This helps the unit identify areas that have problems as well as the severity of the problem. It also demonstrates the effectiveness of treatments with the roach program in general.


Roach population monitoring avg trap

Roach Population Monitoring (avg./trap)

77% Reduction - Danforth Dining Center


Roach population monitoring avg trap1

Roach Population Monitoring (avg./trap)

95% Reduction – Wilson Commons


Health safety results

1990

390 oz. Roach & ant aerosol

378 concentrated oz. Dursban LO

33 concentrated oz. Dursban 2E

1997 – present

0 oz. Roach & ant aerosol

0 oz. Dursban LO

0 oz. Dursban 2E

Health & Safety Results


Results continued

Results (continued)

Conclusion – based on hard data:

True IPM ProgramYesNo

Fewer employees?

Lower pesticide costs?

Better customer satisfaction?

Fewer complaints?

Less follow-ups?

Less roaches in food areas?

Less residual pesticides?

Less risk/mistakes?

Manager sleeps better at night?


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