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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Ohio State University Extension
WPS Workshops
These workshops will provide employers and managers what they need to bring their WPS program in compliance with the new requirements. Compliance begins January 2, 2017! Register for your workshop here!
How to Comply With the 2015 Revised WPS for Agricultural Pesticides
This manual provides information to help you comply with the requirements of the federal WPS for agricultural pesticides as originally published in 1992, amended in 1995, 1996 and 2004, and revised in 2015.
How to Comply Manual
2017 Commercial Recertification Conferences
Registration for the 2017 Ohio Pesticide Recertification Conferences is now open.
Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Training - Category 12
The mandatory training needed for a Category 12 - Wood Destroying Insect Inspection category on a commercial pesticide license will be held on January 26, 2017, April 4, 2017, and a fall/winter date TBA.
Wood Destroying Insect
Biting Insect Team Education
Visit the BITE (Biting Insect Team Education) website for information on the Zika virus as well as other biting insects and insect-borne diseases. Biweekly Arbovirus (insect-transmitted virus) Updates from the Ohio Department of Health can be found here along with other timely information for Ohio residents.

Pesticide Safety Education Program

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Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection

2017 Dates:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 
*Fall/Winter 2017 date TBA

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Commercial New Applicator Training

2017 Dates:
February 21 (General Pest Control - Category 10a)
February 22
March 22
April 19
May 24
August 16
October 4

Note: There will be no recertification credits offered at any 2017 New Applicator classes. If you need recertification credits, please attend one of our 2017 Commercial Recertification Conferences in the winter.

2016 Changes in the Federal Worker Protection Standard

Commercial Applicator Recertification Opportunities

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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education, and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses, and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.