Pesticide Workers Safety Training is Nov. 29 in Exeter
University of California Cooperative Extension and the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner’s office are presenting Pesticide Workers Safety Training. The first meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Dinuba Memorial Building, 249 S. Alta in Dinuba. The second meeting will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Exeter Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave., in Exeter. Early registration is $10 per person if paid or postmarked by Nov. 21. Late registration is $15 per person.
English and Spanish sessions are provided each day. The morning sessions are in Spanish, with registration beginning at 8 a.m.; the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at noon. The afternoon sessions are in English, with registration beginning at 1 p.m.; the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. The training sessions are provided to assist employers in training their employees in the safety handling and application of pesticides as required by state regulations. A certificate of pesticide training will be issued to those who attend. In addition to this training, employers are still required to provide and document annual training in specific pesticides to be used. Continuing education hours have been requested. Individuals will receive 2.5 hours of continuing education credit, which includes 1.0 hour of law and regulations and 1.5 hours of other.
Register on-line using your credit card at http://ucanr.org/pws2012. Visit cetulare.ucdavis.edu for more details. You may also mail a check to 4437 S. Laspina St., Tulare, CA 93274. For questions, call Karen Gentzler at (559) 684-3300.