Robert's Rants
Robert's Rants
A personal blog on the Canadian pesticide industry and other pet peeves and interests

Another Stupendous and Novel Idea

So who trains the trainer?

Or better put, who inspects the inspector?

I never thought about it before, but some one must surely train the inspectors.  All about structural pest control perhaps?

Maybe even some OTJ, hands on, kill some bugs type of training,

Sooo…suspecting that training may not exist to the levels I would like, my novel idea is those folks that regulate our business, and maybe even those that supply our business, should have the same base knowledge that we as licensed Vendors, Applicators, Operators or Dispensers must possess.

Do they???  Someone should ask.

I would certainly appreciate knowing the person who’s inspecting my records and warehouses and vehicles had passed the same Exam as I did.  And it’s not just federal, but the same should apply to MOE’s, Insurance Agents and other provincial bodies that regulate the use of pesticides for structural use.

And not just chemicals.  No no mon cheri.  You want to be in the business then you better learn insect identification.  At least the top 20 – 30 and some species variations.

Add in all the information you should have on how to dilute and properly apply these products.  The few options available to match the few products we have.   Then you better learn rats and rodenticides just to complicate things.  The list keeps going and going.

Maybe if you want to help regulate the Industry you should come from the Industry?   Why not?

Add that to the qualifications:  must have 5 years on the job experience.

I for know there must even be folks my age (ahem) that would love a job in the government, helping regulate the Industry that we have all come to love.

Novel novel novel…