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 EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications.
A DVD entitled Pesticide Safety Worker Protection contains both English and Spanish sound tracks. Part One of the DVD is for training agricultural workers and Part Two is for pesticide handlers and early-entry workers. It is available from EPA’s National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center.
“Pesticides and Farmworker Health Toolkit” is a visual and interactive pesticide safety training program developed by Extension Specialists from NC State University. It is available in English and Spanish and meets the requirement for WPS Worker Safety Training. More information is available at http://go.ncsu.edu/pesticide-toolkit.
The entire WPS regulation is summarized in an EPA manual entitled, The Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides-How to Comply: What Employers Need to Know.
Further details about the WPS are available at the following Web site: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/twor.html.
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.