EPA Approved Training Materials
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing resources to agricultural employers and handler employers to assist with compliance with the Revised WPS in conjunction with the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC). The PERC website serves as a repository of EPA-approved training resources.
PERC will use email distribution lists to keep interested parties informed about new publications. PERC has developed lists for several target groups, including “Agricultural Employers and Handler Employers” to distribute notices relevant to agricultural employers and commercial pesticide handler employers, as defined by the WPS. See http://pesticideresources.org/lists.html to enroll in the PERC email list(s) of your choice.
Resources below are identified by audience (workers or handlers or both). The resources that EPA has approved for the training of handlers may also be used for the training of workers.
The first section provides NEW resources that contain the expanded training content of the 2015 Revised WPS. You can start using these immediately; and we highly recommend that you do!
EPA-approved Handler/Worker Training (NEW! Expanded Content)
Video (English) – Agricultural Worker and Handler Pesticide Safety Training (MP4). Iowa State University. May 11, 2017. Video for training agricultural workers about pesticides and the Revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This video satisfies the pesticide safety training requirement for both handlers and workers under the revised WPS effective January 1, 2016, and is approved indefinitely. EPA Approval # “EPA W/H PST 00022”. Length: 38 minutes.
EPA-approved Worker Training Videos
Video (English) – Pesticide Safety for Agricultural Workers (MP4) (YouTube). Video for training agricultural workers about pesticides and the Revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This video satisfies the pesticide safety training requirement for workers under the revised WPS effective January 1, 2016, and are approved indefinitely. EPA Approval # “EPA Worker PST 00001”. Length: 18 minutes 28 seconds.