2020 Worker Protection Standard training scheduled for ARS users

UPDATE 4/17/2020: All 2020 WPS safety training has moved online.

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) safety training for field pesticides has been scheduled for Agricultural Research Station users. A federal regulation requires that all UW faculty, staff, students or LTEs who will be doing field research receive this training once a year. The WPS is designed to reduce the risk of pesticide exposure and illness. For more information on WPS, please visit the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative website.

Please see below for a list of training sessions and registration information.

Animal Science Building, Room 203
1675 Observatory Drive
Two training sessions will be offered each day.
May 5 from 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm Canceled
May 8 from 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm Canceled
May 20 from 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm Canceled
May 28 from 9am-10am and 2pm-3pm Canceled

Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Public Events Building
N695 Hopkins Rd, Arlington, WI
May 15 from 9am-10am Canceled

West Madison Agricultural Research Station, Meeting Room
8502 Mineral Point Rd, Verona, WI
June 17 from 9am-10am Canceled

To register for a session, complete the registration form.

Other key points:

  • If you are a certified pesticide applicator, you are exempt from WPS training.
  • If you intend to apply restricted-use pesticides, you must be certified as a pesticide applicator. WPS training is not a substitute for applicator training.
  • These sessions are NOT designed for those who work in the greenhouses. For WPS greenhouse training, contact Lynn Hummel at Walnut Street Greenhouse (

If you have any questions or cannot attend any of the sessions, please contact Nick Genovese at 608-890-3894 or For additional registration information, please contact Jane Cahoon at 608-846-3750 (ext. 3) or