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2019 FWF Train-the-Trainer: Pesticide Safety - IN SPANISH


Location:

Silverado Farming Company, 390 Taylor Street, Napa, CA 94559

Schedule:

11/29/2018
8:00am - 5:00pm

Overview:


UC IPM is partnering with Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety is offering up-to-date instructor training programs that are approved and partly funded by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Updates to the Federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) that will have the most impact on CA agriculture include:


  • Annual pesticide safety training for all fieldworkers
  • Instructors must attend an updated and approved Train-the-Trainer course, and
  • Expanded training content for fieldworkers and handlers


Participants who complete this training will become qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers, as required by California state regulations and the revised Federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS).


This course meets the requirements established by the revised 2018 Worker Protection Standard, which is mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. This workshop, presented by the UC Integrated Pest Management Program and the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, will qualify participants who successfully complete the program to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers under these revised regulations. Topics will cover pesticide exposure, signs and symptoms of illness, emergency medical care, proper use of personal protective equipment, safe handling and transportation of pesticides, and laws and regulations regarding labels and safety data sheets.


*Attendees do not need to hold a pesticide license to attend this training


This program is hosted by the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation and free for Napa County farmworkers.