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Definition of a Pesticide Handler under the Current WPS

Who is a handler?

A pesticide handler is anyone who:

Who is not a handler?

You are not a handler if:


You are a handler if you are loading unopened water-soluble packets into a mixing tank because you are mixing and loading the pesticide.

You are not a handler if you:

Certified applicators

Handlers who are certified as applicators of restricted use pesticides must be given all of the WPS handler protections, except that they need not receive WPS pesticide safety training.

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