FIFRA 40 CFRP Part 170, requires farmers that use pesticides (organic or traditional), to follow the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). It contains requirements that allow for the protection of farm workers that either work in areas that pesticides are used in or workers that apply pesticides as part of their employment. One of the main requirements of WPS is for workers to be trained in WPS. This can be done by either holding a Private Certification Pesticide License or by having taken the “Train the Trainer” course.
The Department along with EPA Region I is offering two opportunities for individuals to take the WPS “Train the Trainer” course in order to train agricultural workers and be incompliance with WPS. This course is free of charge and will offer three (3) Continuing Education Units
Please download and fill out the registration form here and mail/email the application no later than March 1st, 2019.
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114-2151
Attn: Lauri Rocco