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TRAIN THE TRAINER WORKSHOPS FOR TRAINERS OF PESTICIDE HANDLERS AND AGRICULTURAL FIELDWORKERS Offered by WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE With the assistance of DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES And in partnership with Washington State University, Yakima Valley Community College and Kennewick WorkSource TRAIN THE TRAINER The Train-the-Trainer workshop has been specially designed to assist people who conduct pesticide safety training at agricultural establishments. The workshop will provide trainers with basic pesticide information, Worker Protection Standard regulations and training tools to deliver effective pesticide safety training to Pesticide Handlers and Fieldworkers as mandated be the state and federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS). Trainers will be qualified to issue WPS worker and handler training verification cards. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The daylong workshop is packed full of information for trainers. At each workshop, the group is divided into two smaller groups of 12-15 participants each. Both groups rotate through 4 training modules (See Training Modules below). Each module session is imparted by one trainer, lasts about 80 minutes and offers a variety of interactive training methods to encourage learning. At the end of the day, participants will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned by conducting training in front of an audience. Course graduates will receive a WSDA Certified Trainer card, a certificate of completion, and EPA training materials. TRAINING MODULES Basic pesticide information– Definition of pesticides ♦ pesticide types ♦ pesticide formulations ♦ toxicity levels ♦ comprehensive pesticide label review ♦ benefits and risks of pesticides Cholinesterase monitoring program, etc. Pre-Training & Training Process – Create a good learning environment ♦ make training interactive ♦ make training practical, relevant and useful ♦ handling difficult people ♦ how adults learn ♦ Cultural barriers ♦ Language barriers ♦ Low literacy, etc. Federal & State WPS regulations – WPS regulations and components ♦ WPS training requirements for field workers (11 points to train field workers) ♦ WPS training requirements for pesticide handlers (13 points to train pesticide handlers). Training Methodology– Group discussion ♦ Illustrations ♦ Case studies ♦ Videos ♦ Role-Play ♦ Demonstrations ♦ Hands-on activities ♦ Story Telling ♦ Educational games. CREDITS: Participants will receive 6 pesticide license recertification credits. FEE: Payable to sponsor only. LANGUAGE: Workshops are offered both English and Spanish. Please indicate language preference at the time of registration. REGISTRATION: Space is limited to 30 people! Register early by calling the sponsor. For additional information about training content, contact Ofelio Borges at (509) 225-2625 or Jaime Ramon (509) 531-6152 Date: Location: Sponsored by: Registration Information: 01/12/08 Kennewick Kennewick WorkSource José Sifuentez (509) 539-8265 or (509) 734-5698 02/09/08 Grandview Yakima Valley Community College Zulma Reyes at (509) 882-7015 or Janie Palomo (509) 882-7028 03/01/08 Royal City WSU Grant County Extension Karen Lewis (509) 760-2263 3/21/08 Yakima Yakima Valley Community College Violet Valdez (509) 574-4977 * WSDA reserves the right to alter this schedule, including canceling classes, due to severe weather or low enrollment.
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