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Pesticide Safety Training under the Current WPS

Training is required for all workers and handlers at least every 5 years.

How soon must workers and handlers be trained?

Note: Untrained workers must be provided with basic pesticide safety information before they enter into pesticide-treated areas on the establishment.

What are the requirements for providing basic pesticide information to untrained workers?

An agricultural employer must provide basic pesticide safety information to untrained workers before they enter a pesticide-treated area on the establishment. The agricultural employer must provide the basic pesticide safety information in a manner that the untrained workers can understand and must be able to verify that this training was provided.

The basic pesticide safety information must include the following concepts:

What are the requirements for pesticide safety training?

Handlers and workers must be trained at least once every 5 years, counting from the end of the month in which the previous training was completed.

The pesticide safety training materials for workers and handlers must be either:

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