Worker Protection Standard Training Available via Zoom

April 8, 2020 - Justin Stahl

COVID-19 Update

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is allowing the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training to be offered as a Zoom training to comply with social distancing requirements. Workers should still sign up for the training session that they want to attend. As the date of the training session approaches the trainer will send an email with the Zoom link for the training. Please check back at the Environmental Health and Safety website for any updates.

To Enroll

  1. Ensure you are registered in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Pesticide Safety learning track (MSU login required).
  2. Click on the course title Worker Protection Standard (WPS) in the list of learning track requirements.
  3. Scheduled sessions will be listed under the course description. Click the Register button next to a session to enroll.

WPS course registration screenshots from Ability LMS

WPS training is required for employees and students conducting research-related activities in areas where they may be exposed to pesticides.

Site-specific training is also required annually. For more information on this program, see EPA Worker Protection Standard.