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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 will offer workshops throughout the Commonwealth in 2019 for agricultural employers and/or trainers of farm workers and pesticide handlers. Participants will receive EPA WPS How to Comply Manual, posters, and guidance for training workers and handlers.

There are 3 workshops this spring: Wednesday April 17 UMass Amherst, Monday April 22 Marlborough, and Thursday May 2 East Wareham. Workshops are from 8am-12:30pm. Registration fee $40.00 per person.

Click here to registered by check for a $10 discount.

Click here to register online with a credit card.

Here is the link to the EPA Worker Protection Standard How to Comply Manual for Employers.Additional resources are available on the PERC website.


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