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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 - jacquetta.bryant@TN.gov
WPS Web Sites of Interest
Respiratory Protection Information
WPS Training and Videos
Warning Signs for the Field or Greenhouse
WPS Flip Charts
EPA approved presentations in MS-PowerPoint format
Sources for PPE Materials