WAWGG, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Ag, will offer three trainings in 2017 primarily designed to broaden and progress worker and employer knowledge as well as develop core skills in the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards related to pesticide use in the workplace.
The courses will be offered in Spanish and may be offered in English if enough attendees request the classes to be taught in English.
*SOLD OUT* Spray Application Equipment Best Management Practices (BMPs) *SOLD OUT*
Friday, March 31
This workshop is intended for individuals who perform airblast sprayer calibration. Participants will be provided with information and tools necessary to skillfully calibrate and configure a pesticide sprayer consistent with its intended use (e.g., tree structure, canopy size, time of season), to increase product deposition, and to reduce drift. Participants will gain hands-on experience by using actual application equipment during a mock calibration.
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Train the Trainer
Wednesday and Thursday May 17 and 18
WorkSource Columbia Basin
This is an interactive two-day workshop, specifically designed for those who provide pesticide safety training to other employees. It will help trainers effectively deliver pesticide safety training for pesticide handlers and fieldworkers. According to the Worker Protection Standards (WPS) training requirements; it also provides participants with guidance on how to comply with other WPS requirements. Any participant who both satisfactorily completes the Train-the Trainer course and participates as a trainer during the mock training portion of the program becomes a WSDA certified trainer. According to WPS a WSDA Certified Trainer is qualified to provide pesticide safety training to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers in Washington State and can issue WSDA’s worker and handler training verification cards.