Worker Protection Standard

Extension faculty play an important role in educating employers about the federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to protect pesticide handlers and workers on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses.

PEAP provides professional development for University of Maryland Extension educators including:

  • in-service training and train-the-trainer sessions
  • development of training materials
  • backup

WPS materials developed by the Department's program are used throughout the state and nationally. University of Maryland Extension (UME) educators help employers understand their responsibilites to their employees. Contact your county UME office for more information.


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