McCloud Services advises on training in pest management
McCloud Services said complex federal and state regulations make training and continued education a vital component of successful food safety pest management.
Patricia Hottel, technical director at McCloud Services, said a pest management firm specializing in food safety should develop an initial training program for new hires, and a continuing education program for existing employees.
“There are many safety risks a new employee can be exposed to, so their training should include a safe driving course and the OSHA ten hour course prior to any on-site training.
“Continuing education should focus on worker safety updates, new technologies, technical topics and updates on pests to focus on during inspection.”
McCloud Services has developed a white paper with training needs and categories important for employee training including general food safety knowledge, worker safety regulations, third party audit standards, plant processing systems and equipment, and specific corporate policies and procedures.