Agricultural Pesticide Safety Training

To complete the WPS training requirement, workers must watch the worker training video annually. Handlers must watch both the worker and the handler training videos annually. In Pennsylvania the training must be supervised by a certified pesticide applicator.  Handlers who are current certified applicators are exempt from the WPS training requirement.

These Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training videos were developed by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health – Rural Health Farm Worker Protection Safety Program at Penn State University with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.

The videos are EPA-approved (EPA Worker PST 00026) for use in 2018 and beyond.

Worker Protection Standard Training Videos for Pennsylvania Growers

The “Safety in the Field” series includes Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training for workers and handlers in:

Greenhouse Worker/Handler Videos
Mushroom Worker/Handler Videos
Nursery Worker/Handler Videos
Orchard Worker/Handler Videos
Vegetable Worker/Handler Videos
Vineyard Worker/Handler Videos

Worker Protection Standard Compliance Documents


To obtain a Worker Protection Standard Training DVD or flash drive, please contact:

Joni Davis
Worker Protection Standard Specialist
106 Ford Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
(814) 863-8656       Facebook