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Pesticide Education Program

 

EPA Worker Protection Standard Train-the-Trainer Course for Organic and Non-Certified Pesticide Users

All farmworkers must be trained under the EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) if your farm uses any pesticides,  including , those approved for organic production and other general use pesticides.  The agricultural worker employer is responsible for complying with all components of WPS including the training of farmworkers. This training can only be provided by an individual who has a pesticide certification license or has attended an approved EPA WPS Train-the-Trainer workshop. With the support of the UMass Extension Risk Management Crop Insurance Education Program, we are offering three workshops in April in Taunton, Hadley and Chelmsford. The registration fee is $60.00 per person. If you would like to register for these workshops via the mail using a check or money order click here.

Below are links to the three EPA WPS Update and Train-the-Trainer Workshop. You may register online using a credit card for an additional fee of $6.51.

EPA WPS Update and Train-the-Trainer Workshop Wednesday April 19 in Taunton, MA

EPA WPS Update and Train-the-Trainer Workshop Wednesday April 26 in Hadley, MA

EPA WPS Update and Train-the-Trainer Workshop Thursday April 27 in Chelmsford, MA

Here is the link to the EPA Worker Protection Standard How to Comply Manual for Employers.

 

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