(WPS) WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD - AGRICULTURAL WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM (up to 25 Workers)
Includes both English and Spanish video training programs. This product will provide everything that your business needs to train your agricultural workers according to the EPA's Worker Protection Standard. This is an EPA Approved Training Program (PST 00024).
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

$159.00Add to cart


Online HD Video WPS Training Program for Workers

This training solution provides everything you need to train workers under the EPA's Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This program is designed to inform your workers about safety methods and procedures that must be followed when working in an agricultural setting.  It provides a clear and concise way to train workers on the specific information they need to know, while providing the facility with an easy way to present, track and organize all worker training and the required documentation.

COURSE DEMO

Course Features

  • $159 Trains Up To 25 Workers (Do you have more than 25 workers? Call for discounted rates)
  • HD Video WPS Training Presentation for Workers in English and Spanish
  • Actual instructor on screen (Not Narrated Slides)
  • Immediate Access to Certificates for Workers
  • Storage and Organization of all Training Documentation for the Facility
  • 24/7 Access from any computer or Mobile Device. (Workers can even train from their phones)
  • Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

Benefits for Employers

This program will make training your agricultural workers on the Worker Protection Standard extremely easy and straightforward. You will no longer need to worry about scheduling the training, organizing the logistics, or tracking records and paperwork, this system does it all.

We handle the paperwork and provide all EPA required documentation.

We store all certificates and documentation so you don't have to.

This training can be used as often as needed and accessed from anywhere.

$159 trains up to 25 employees in English AND Spanish.

A Qualified Person Must Be Present During Training

The EPA Worker Protection Standard requires that workers complete this training every year and that during the training there is a qualified person present to answer questions. This person can be a:

  • Certified Applicator, or
  • Person who has completed the EPA-Approved Train-The-Trainer (TTT) Program, or
  • State, Tribal, or EPA-Designated Trainer of Applicators, or handlers.

(WPS) WORKER PROTECTION STANDARD - AGRICULTURAL WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM (Unlimited Workers)
Includes both English and Spanish video training programs. This product will provide everything that your business needs to train your agricultural workers according to the EPA's Worker Protection Standard. This is an EPA Approved Training Program (PST 00024).
Includes Handler Training Guide and Tracking System at No Extra Cost!

$399.00Add to cart

How does it work?
  • $159 will train your whole staff for a year (up to 25 employees)
  • Training can be completed as often as needed for up to 25 employees.
  • Employees can watch the video course individually or all at once
  • Certificates will be available for each worker at the end of the course
Who is an Agricultural Worker?

An agricultural worker is anyone who works in a field that has been sprayed with pesticides within the last 30 days or does high-contact agricultural tasks such as weeding, moving irrigation equipment, pruning, and harvesting. Workers DO NOT handle pesticides.

Who is a Handler?

A handler is anyone who assists with applications, mixes, loads, or transfers pesticides into application equipment, cleans repairs, or maintains application equipment, works on equipment that has been used to mix, load, or apply, disposes of pesticides or materials with pesticides on them, acts as a flagger, performs tasks as a crop adviser, or applies pesticides.

Which Establishments are Required to Provide Worker Protection Standard Training?

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) applies to all establishments involved in growing, producing, or maintaining for sale agricultural plants (including ornamental plants).
This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Nurseries, garden centers, or other similar operations where plants are maintained for sale (retail or wholesale).
  • All Crop producing farms. 
  • Dairy farms that produce hay for cattle.
  • Forestry Operations
  • Golf courses that produce their own sod
  • Public park operations that produce their own plants
  • Prisons that have "Prison Farms" where agricultural plants are produced and the prisoners are employed as workers or handlers. 
  • The WPS also applies to any establishment operating as a commercial pesticide handling establishment that applies WPS-labeled pesticide products on agricultural establishments or provides crop advising services for an agricultural establishment.
Which pesticide applicators are covered by the WPS?

Most establishments covered by the WPS are crop producing such as farms, forest operations or nurseries. WPS also covers family owned agricultural operations even if only family members handle and work around pesticides. Essentially, WPS applies to any entity that grows, maintains or produces agricultural plants.

The following facilities or operations that are not generally recognized as traditional agricultural production establishments are covered by the rule if they use WPS-labeled pesticide products:

  • Nurseries, garden centers or other similar operations
  • Dairy farms if they produce hay for cattle feed.
  • Golf courses that produce sod or ornamentals for their course
  • Public parks or privately-held ornamental garden operations that produce ornamental plants
  • Theme parks, hotels, or other entertainment operations that produce ornamentals for their locations
  • Prisons that have “prison farms” where plants are produced by employed prisoners
  • University extension agricultural research facilities that conduct research on agricultural plants
  • Educational classes or vocational agriculture programs where plant production is completed by students and students receive compensation or reduced tuition
  • Pine straw harvesting/production operations.
  • Government-owned or managed agricultural operations.

The WPS also applies to any entity operating as a commercial pesticide handling establishment applying or advising the application of WPS-labeled pesticide products on agricultural commodities

What does Worker Protection Standard Require?

Educate
All employers must provide EPA approved pesticide training for workers and handlers. Employers must also provide access to specific information including: applications on the establishment, safety data sheets for pesticides applied on establishment, and display a poster with pesticide safety and emergency information. 

Caution
Employers must keep workers and others out of areas where pesticides are being applied and away from equipment during applications. Handlers must stop application if workers or others are near equipment during applications. Workers must stay out of areas that are under a restricted-entry interval (REI). All early-entry workers on the job in in pesticide-treated areas during REI must be trained in the correct usage of personal protective equipment. Any handlers using highly toxic pesticides must be monitored. Personal protective equipment must be provided and monitored by employers. 

Mitigate

The Worker Protection Standard course will train handlers and workers on supply decontamination and emergency assistance including transportation in the case of a pesticide-related accident.

 

More information on the requirements and how to comply can be found herehttps://goo.gl/bjfk8K 

 

When is Worker Protection Standard Required?

As of January 2nd, 2017 employers are required to train workers and handlers annually before pesticide application. 

What has changed with Worker Protection Standards?
  • Full Training for Workers and Handlers is now required annually (Every year).
  • No grace period for training. Workers must be trained before they work in an area where pesticide has been used or an REI has been in effect in the past 30 days.
  • Handlers are no longer able to be the qualified person available during the training.
  • Expanded training content requirements.
  • Establishments must keep records of training for 2 years and provide records to Workers and Handlers if requested.
  • Handlers and early entry workers must be at least 18 years old.  
Which Pesticides are included under Worker Protection Standards?

The Worker Protection Standard covers both general and restricted use pesticide that are used in the production of agricultural plants, these products will generally have an "Agricultural Use Requirements" section on the product label. The WPS applies whenever a pesticide is used in the production of agricultural plants on an agricultural establishment that has an “Agricultural Use Requirements” section on the product label.

How can I contact the EPA with Worker Protection Standard questions?

Mike Goodis 
goodis.michael@epa.gov
703-308-8157

Who is required to complete WPS training?

Employers at agricultural establishments and commercial pesticide handling establishments such as farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses.

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