UMass Extension
Pesticide Education Program


Respirator Train-the-Trainer Course for Farmers, Beekeepers, and other employees who need to use respirators

UMass Extension is offering a series of Respirator Train-the-Trainer workshops in 2018. Farmers, beekeepers and other who need to wear respirators, required by pesticide labels, can benefit from the workshop. Participants will learn how the fit test a respirator and select, use, clean, maintain and replace respirators. All handlers must be trained under the EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Respirator Requirement if they apply any pesticide that requires a respirator. Several organic approved (OMRI) pesticides and some miticides used by beekeepers require respirators.
The respirator train-the-trainer workshops are 2 hours long and will be held in Marlboro, Taunton, Hadley, and Marlborough.  The registration fee is $30.00 per person.   Participants will received a Certificate of Attendance, a check list for respirator training, and a fit test protocol. This is an hands on workshop. Bring your respirator or use one of ours.

To register for these workshop via the mail please click here for the registration form. To register online with a credit card (extra $5.00/person) see below.

Monday April 9 in Hadley is full

Tuesday June 19, 2018 (1:15 check-in, 1:30 start) Route 20, Best Western in Marlboro. click here

For questions about this workshop please contact Natalia Clifton, UMass Extension , 413-545-1044 or email

Registration Fee:

Registration Information:
Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will be admitted only if space is available.

Special Accommodations:
Please contact our office as soon as possible if you require any special accommodations for the two day workshop.

There will be no refunds in the event that an individual can not attend a workshop. Instead, (1) another individual can take his/her place, or (2) he/she can attend another workshop (provided there is sufficient room). Notify our Office in advance of the meeting date if either of the above options are chosen.

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