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ARS Users: 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training Scheduled

Posted: 09:50:29, Thursday, Mar 5, 2020   Expiration: 09:26:08, Monday, Apr 20, 2020  

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) safety training for field pesticides has been scheduled for Agricultural Research Station users. A federal regulation requires that all UW faculty, staff, students or LTEs who will be doing field research receive this training once a year. The WPS is designed to reduce the risk of pesticide exposure and illness.

Please see below for a list of training sessions and registration information.

  • Location: Room 203, Animal Science Building (1675 Observatory Drive)
  • Note: Two training sessions will be offered each day.
    • Date/Time: May 20 from 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm
    • Date/Time: May 28 from 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm
  • Location: West Madison Agricultural Research Station Meeting Room (8502 Mineral Point Rd, Verona, WI)
    • Date/Time: June 17 from 9am-10am

To register for a session, complete the registration form and submit online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DsY8tWIbwlFD-OB6m1jLPJ6_Ji3vYzi0XQCKBHAGCm8/edit


Other key points:

  • If you are a certified pesticide applicator, you are exempt from WPS training.
  • If you intend to apply restricted-use pesticides, you must be certified as a pesticide applicator. WPS training is not a substitute for applicator training.
  • These sessions are NOT designed for those who work in the greenhouses. For WPS greenhouse training, contact Lynn Hummel at Walnut Street Greenhouse (elhummel@wisc.edu).

If you have any questions or cannot attend any of the sessions, please contact Nick Genovese at 608-890-3894 or ngenovese@wisc.edu. For additional registration information, please contact Jane Cahoon at 608-846-3750 (ext. 3) or jane.cahoon@wisc.edu.

-- CALS Safety & Health Resources : Nick Genovese

Created: 19:00:39, Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020 (by Nick G.)
Updated: 09:26:12, Monday, Apr 20, 2020 (by Nick G.)