Agricultural workers and pesticide handlers (unlicensed) need to be trained about pesticide safety every 12 months. The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) also requires agricultural employers to provide hand-washing supplies, personal protective equipment, emergency assistance, and more. We offer classes for employers (with two recertification credits) and pesticide handlers, in English and Spanish. We’re coming to your neck of the woods. Register today!

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What is the WPS?

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is designed to protect and inform agricultural workers and pesticide handlers in agriculture. WPS requires agricultural employers to inform and protect employees that work on agricultural establishments. This involves hazard communication, decontamination  supplies, emergency assistance, personal protection equipment, and more.

What is considered an agricultural establishment? 
  • Farms

  • Production forestry

  • Sod farms

  • Orchards

  • Christmas trees

  • Cannabis production

  • Nurseries/greenhouses

  • Does the WPS apply to me?

 
Who is a "Worker" ?

Any person, including a self-employed person, who is employed and performs activities directly relating to the production of agricultural plants on an  agricultural establishment. 

 
Who is a "Handler"?

Any person, including a self-employed person, who is employed and performs any activity where direct contact to the pesticide concentrate may occur. For a comprehensive list of tasks, click HERE

Trainings

9 am to 11 am: WPS Training for Ag Employers

2 ODA recertification credits expected

Get a refresher course on all of the requirements in the Worker Protection Standard, which applies in agriculture, forestry, and nurseries. Employers have responsibilities related to emergency assistance, hazard communication, decontamination supplies, and more.
 

12 pm to 2 pm: WPS Training for Handlers in English

Annual WPS Training Cards

Unlicensed pesticide handlers must receive annual training under the WPS, which applies in agriculture, forestry, and nurseries. While you can find training materials and guidance online, this session is offered annually for your convenience by OSU Extension.

 

2 pm to 4 pm: WPS Training for Handlers in Spanish 

Tarjetas de entrenamiento anual de WPS

Los manipuladores de pesticidas sin licencia deben recibir entrenamiento anual bajo el WPS, que se aplica en agricultura, silvicultura y viveros. Si bien puede encontrar materiales de entrenamiento y orientación en línea, Extencion de OSU ofrece esta sesión anualmente para su conveniencia.

 

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