The federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to protect agricultural workers from the harmful effects of pesticides and their residues. Recently EPA revised the regulation. Until 2017 the existing regulations will remain in effect with no changes.
This course is in the process of being updated to meet EPA training requirements for the 2017 calendar year. For more information on training requirements and resources, please visit: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/workerprotect.html.
The purpose of this online course is to provide agricultural employers with information needed to meet the WPS training requirements for agricultural workers on farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses. Completion of this course is one way employers can meet the criteria required to deliver WPS training to their employees. It is also an excellent refresher for employers who are already eligible to conduct WPS training. Upon completion, agricultural employers will be qualified as WPS worker trainers by the Pesticide Bureau of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
The course includes units on
- Definitions covered in the WPS
- What, why, where, who, when and how regarding the WPS
- Required points for WPS training
- Employer responsibilities to agricultural workers
- Training and instructions for early-entry workers
- Training methods and materials
Take the course anytime, anywhere.
You may access the course any time of day from any computer with Internet access. You may review the units as many times as you wish and you can take the final exam more than once.