WPS Training Materials
Under the newly-revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS),
training materials must be EPA-approved when officially training
workers, handlers, and trainers. Look for an EPA approval number
that looks like this: "Approval # EPA WPS TTT W/H 00026" — an EPA
publication number (EPA 735-B-16-001) is not the same
- Expanded training concepts will be required starting January 2, 2018.
- Training must be delivered in a manner that can be understood, in a location relatively free from distractions.
- When training workers or handlers, the trainer must remain present at all times to be available to answer questions, even when showing a video.
- Trainers must be qualified, most often by holding a pesticide applicator's license or by completing an EPA-approved Train-the-Trainer course.