Worker Protection Standard Training Video for Workers and Handlers Now Available
The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) at Iowa State University and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), Pesticide Bureau announce a new EPA-approved PowerPoint and narrated video to train workers and handlers under the 2015 revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS).
The pesticide safety training materials, available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/workerprotect.html, can be used in 2017, 2018, and beyond. These resources are in compliance with WPS requirements that go into effect January 2, 2018, including expanded training on instructions to reduce take-home exposure from pesticides on work clothing and other safety topics.
To train workers, slides 1 through 39 of the PowerPoint must be presented (first 21 minutes of narrated video). To train handlers, the PowerPoint must be presented in its entirety (38-minute video). This project was funded by IDALS through a grant from the U.S. EPA.