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 2019. 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 multiple locations throughout Massachusetts.    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.

Tuesday March 19 Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 8am-10:10am

Tuesday April 2 Radisson Hotel, 10 Independence Ave, Chelmsford, MA 8am-10:10am

Wednesday April 3, Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 1:30-3:40pm.

For questions about this workshop please contact Natalia Clifton, UMass Extension , 413-545-1044 or email nclifton@umass.edu

Registration Fee:
$40.00 per person. There is a $10 discount per person per workshop if mail in registration form with a check.

Registration Information:
To register online with a credit card click here. To download a registration form and pay by mail with a check click here.

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

Refunds:
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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