contaminants, and skin contaminants. Pest management operations should be
analyzed by safety or other technically qualified personnel to determine inherent or
man-made hazards. Standing operating procedures will reflect the results of such
operation as analysis by including requirements for the use of protective clothing and
equipment. Items of protective clothing and equipment required by command standing
operating procedures will be furnished without cost to personnel. Standard items of
protective clothing and equipment will be requisitioned through normal supply channels.
Personal protective equipment for pesticide applicators is contained in TIM 14 published
by the AFPMB.
Section II. SUPPLY PROGRAMMIING
PREPARATION OF ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
When preparing the budget for a pest management shop, the supervisor usually
must take the current level of expenses into account as a starting point. A review of the
past year's records and reports will provide an estimate of the annual cost of supplies
and materials. The supervisor must then consider the programmed work schedule and
any new mission requirements. Another factor in planning the operating budget is the
possibility of expanded mission capabilities resulting from increased authorizations for
personnel or equipment. When all of these factors have been taken into consideration,
an accurate budget estimate can be made.
PREPARATION OF ANNUAL EQUIPMENT PROGRAM BUDGET
In addition to the annual operating budget, an annual equipment program budget
must be prepared. It is essential that a budgeting procedure be established which will
allow for timely replacement and/or procurement of more advanced items of equipment.
Replacement items should be programmed at least five years prior to the end of the life
expectancy of present equipment. Consideration should be given to the initial
procurement costs, maintenance costs, and the age of present equipment.
Recommendations from engineer or medical entomologists may be used as the basis of