The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect workers and handlers from the harmful effects of pesticides and their residues. The standard went through some major revisions in 2015 and this course will reflect those changes.
This course will cover some of the major points of the Worker Protection Standard and what employers need to cover with their employees in order to comply.
Once you've completed this course, you should be able to:
- Define a worker and a handler
- Understand the importance of the WPS
- Know when compliance is necessary
- Identify the basic requirements needed by both a worker and handler to reduce their pesticide exposure
Watch the presentation from beginning to end. There are review questions interspersed to help you review the information. When you feel you are comfortable with the information, take the final assessment below Jeopardy game.
For more information please contact Rachel Maccini Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension