Pesticide safety training materials with the expanded content required by the 2015 revision to the WPS are available at the Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative. The WPS safety poster “Protect Yourself from Pesticides” should be available from your local Cooperative Extension Center or State Lead Agency. If not try the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative.
The entire WPS regulation is summarized in an EPA manual entitled, How to Comply With the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides–What Owners and Employers Need to Know.
Further details about the WPS are available at the following EPA Web site: Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS).
For questions involving human health and pesticides call the Nationwide Poison Center 1-800-222-1222 or the National Pesticide Information Center 1-800-858-7378.
Compiled by Wayne Buhler, PhD