If you need information or resources regarding the Worker Protection Standard or a listing of training events for WPS (including the registration form), please select one of the following:
|Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
October 26, 2021
|Rapides Extension Office
300 Grady Britt Drive
Alexandria, LA 71302
This training is for current Certified Commercial or Private Pesticide Applicators who need to add and/or update their Worker Protection Standard Trainer status. If you have not attended a WPS Train-the-Trainer program since November of 2018 and would like to continue to provide WPS Training to workers and handlers, then you need to plan to attend a WPS Train-the-Trainer training. By attending this meeting, you will be certified as a Worker Protection Standard Trainer. Once you complete this training, you can recertify this category at your normal recertification training. This training event will be a HYBRID training. You have the option to attend in-person (up to 25 persons) or virtually on Microsoft TEAMS. If you attend virtually you will need to have a working computer with good Internet and a camera so that your participation can be monitored by LDAF. A 'virtual' link for the event will be sent the week before the event. Note: Please pre-register for this event and specify how you wish to attend (either in-person or virtually). Preregister at: https://store.lsuagcenter.com/c-3-eventsservices.aspx
Pesticide Educational Resource Collaborative
Pesticide handlers must wear the personal protective equipment (PPE) required by the pesticide label, and it must be provided by his or her employer (handler employer).
Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding the pesticide examinations.
Unwanted Pesticides will be collected for disposal at no cost to producers, applicators or homeowners. All pesticides will be accepted.
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The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulation has recently been updated. You may attend a meeting to add and/or update your status.
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