General Application Announcements
See the Environmental Compliance Program webpage, under Notifications/Documents, for current spraying notices, pesticide and herbicide use reports, and other associated documentation.
Pesticide Policy Information
The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is committed to protecting employees and the environment from hazards associated with pesticide use on University lands and controlled properties. Accordingly, the UW-Madison Environment, Health & Safety Department (EH&S) has developed a UW-Madison Pesticide Use Policy to reflect community standards, outline “best practices”, and to comply with state and federal regulations concerning pesticide use at UW-Madison facilities. Through this policy, UW-Madison seeks to minimize pesticide exposure risks to all potentially affected individuals and the environment. The major objectives of the policy are to:
- Ensure that UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and visitors are informed of University pesticide use practices through correct notification procedures.
- Define the responsibilities of UW-Madison departments, facilities, agricultural workers, pesticide users, and their supervisors.
- Minimize pesticide exposure to surface water runoff to reduce the amount of pesticides introduced into area lakes, ponds, and streams.
See the following UW-Madison policy documents:
Questions regarding pesticide use/handling, storage, disposal and worker protection can be directed to the Chemical Safety Office. Questions regarding runoff and stormwater management on campus can be directed to the Environmental Compliance Specialist.