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Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

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Worker Protection Standard – The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation designed to protect agricultural workers. It contains requirements for protective equipment, restricted-entry times following pesticide applications, safety training, and other elements to prevent poisoning and injury from pesticides. Several county extension offices provide WPS training. If you would like more information concerning training, please contact your local county extension office.

Who may conduct WPS Training?
Individuals who currently hold a valid Private Applicator Certification, or are certified as a Commercial Applicator in categories 1, 3 or 10, or individuals who have completed the EPA approved "Train-The-Trainer" requirements may train handlers and/or workers. NOTE: WPS presentation delivery requirements in MS-Word format

Worker Protection Training Verification Cards - For verification of training or to obtain Worker Protection training verification cards to show that training has occurred. Contact: Jacquetta Bryant - 615-837-5131 -

WPS Web Sites of InterestWPS Forms

WPS Manuals
Respiratory Protection InformationWPS Training and Videos

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Certification, Recertification and Licensing
Information on becoming and remaining a certified commerical applicator or licensed pest control operator in the state of Tennessee.


Pesticide Recordkeeping

Pesticide Certification Standing

For more information email Darrell Hensley, PSEP Program Coordinator

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Contact Information

PSEP Coordinator
2505 E. J. Chapman Drive,
370 Plant Biotech Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4560
Phone: 865.974.1286
Fax: 865.974.8868

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