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This web-based course provides the information required to train those who will train agricultural workers and pesticide handlers under the U.S. EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS). It is self-paced with 12 modules, quizzes, and a final exam. The course costs $35.00, and requires 2-3 hours to complete. You must check with your state or tribal pesticide regulatory agency for possible additional requirements.
This publication is formatted as a small booklet (4.25" x 5.5") and will be useful as a handout when training and/or inspecting agricultural employers under the Worker Protection Standard.
The purpose of this 86-page training manual is to provide study material for people interested in becoming a certified pesticide applicator in the seed treatment category or subcategory in their respective states, tribes, or U.S. territories. It covers the basic knowledge and skills required to safely, effectively, and correctly apply pesticides to seeds. An accompanying item exam bank is available through U.S. EPA.
Featuring scenes from row crops, nurseries, vineyards, orchards, and other settings, these new videos are EPA-approved, bilingual, and ready for download.
This 280 page manual includes basic principles of the Worker Protection Standard, essential training elements, sample exercises, and a glossary of terms.
This manual will be helpful to agricultural employers and commercial pesticide handling operations as the newly revised regulation goes into effect (partially) on January 2, 2017.
This collection has videos, booklets, flip-charts, and presentations for official (EPA-approved) WPS training. For a wider collection, see our Inventory of WPS training materials.
This guide will explain the new requirements for agricultural employers and pesticide handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator.
Under the WPS, specific information must be available to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers at all times during their working hours. Visit our Central Posting Materials page to download the updated posters.