Worker Protection Standard Training

Sticky traps inside the Biological Sciences GreenhouseAll students, faculty, staff and volunteers working at the Biological Sciences Greenhouse must be trained in pesticide safety. The EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) has developed a training program for persons who perform hand labor tasks involved in the production and harvest of plant materials. Users are required to complete the training program prior to their project start date.

Instructions for Accessing WPS Training 

  1. View the EPA approved video at:
  2. Read the Biological Sciences Greenhouse documentation at: PDF icon WPS1.pdf
  3. Make a appointment with Emily Yoders-Horn to complete the WPS checklist and to sign the training certificate. You may have a copy of the certificate for your records if you wish. Original copies are kept on file at the greenhouse. The certificate is valid for 1 year.