National Worker Protection Standard: A Manual for Trainers

This EPA-approved manual (EPA 730-B-16-001) begins with an introduction to pesticides and pesticide safety, including the federal pesticide regulations. It discusses each of the specific points that must be included in WPS training sessions and contains valuable information to help trainers prepare for and conduct pesticide safety training.

WPS Respiratory Protection Guide: Requirements for Employers of Pesticide Handlers

 Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are new requirements for pesticide handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator. This 45-page guide includes step-by-step fit-testing procedures, respirator selection guidance, medical evaluation options, and some frequently asked questions.

WPS Posters

Updated WPS Poster(s) for “Central Posting” areas and Certain Decontamination Sites
This poster(s) complies with the requirements in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural pesticides.

Posters come in Large (22x34.5in) and Small (11x17) with a English/Spanish front, and the option of English or Spanish back. All Posters have a gloss laminate finish for durability.  

Produced by Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative

PERC is the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative, a cooperative agreement between the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs and University of California Davis Extension, in collaboration with Oregon State University. The objective of the PERC is to implement the development, revision, or update of pesticide safety materials and resources that prevent and reduce pesticide risks to humans, communities, and ecosystems through education and outreach targeted toward agricultural workers, pesticide applicators, and others, through partners and stakeholders. For more information about PERC contact Suzanne Forsyth at or 530.757.8603.

The National Pesticide Safety Education Center

The National Pesticide Safety Education Center seeks to strengthen the national system of university extension Pesticide Safety Education Programs by improving the quality, consistency, and accessibility of educational offerings, promoting collaboration and leveraging of educational resources and learning assessment tools, and increasing revenue generation. 

For more information about the NPS Education Center contact
Tom: or 517.202.3019