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Train-the-Trainer Events in Oregon – 2016

 

The newly revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS) will go into effect on January 2, 2017, which will require annual training of agricultural workers and pesticide handlers by qualified WPS trainers. The WPS only applies to agricultural establishments that produce or maintain agricultural plants, AND use pesticide products with "AGRICULTURAL USE REQUIREMENTS" on the label. Completing an EPA-approved Train-the-Trainer course is one way to become qualified to provide annual training to workers, and the only way to become qualified to train pesticide handlers without a pesticide applicator license. Completing this course would also qualify the attendee to then conduct Train-the-Trainer courses in the future.

 

See the “How to Comply” Manual for detailed information about the newly revised WPS.

 

·         Four (4) CORE credits and two (2) general credits will be available to certified pesticide applicators and consultants who complete the training.

·         There is no cost/fee.

·         Pre-registration is mandatory.

·         Each event will take place from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

 

Register here for one of the following events: Click on the city you wish to attend to register.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016              Salem (This course is full)

Thursday, December 15, 2016            Eugene (This course is full)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017                 Central Point (This course is full)

Thursday, February 16, 2017               Wilsonville (This course is full)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017                       Hood River (This course is full)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017                Ontario - Contact William.Buhrig@oregonstate.edu

Thursday, March 9, 2017                      Pendleton (This course is full)

 

If you're interested in sending more than one individual to this training event from the same establishment, please limit applications to two (2) individuals. This limit applies to each training event, so large establishments may choose to send two individuals to one TTT event, and another two individuals to another TTT event, etc. The limit of two-per-establishment is needed as a result of an urgent need to train representatives from as wide a spectrum of Oregon agricultural establishments as possible, and the limited class size.

For questions about the training events listed above, please contact Cameron Hughes (OSU) at 541-737-6123.

For questions about the new regulation(s), choose from the following contacts:

 

Grant Jackson (ODA) Kaci Buhl (OSU) Tim Stock (OSU) Kathleen Kincade (OR-OSHA)
503-986-4553 541-737-8330 541-737-6279 503-947-7452
gjackson@oda.state.or.us Kaci.buhl@oregonstate.edu Tim.stock@oregonstate.edu Kathleen.kincade@oregon.gov