UMass Extension is offering a series of Respirator Train-the-Trainer workshops in 2018. Farmers, beekeepers and others who need to wear respirators, required by pesticide labels, can benefit from the workshop. Participants will learn how the fit test a respirator and select, use, clean, maintain and replace respirators. All handlers must be trained under the EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Respirator Requirement if they apply any pesticide that requires a respirator. Several organic approved (OMRI) pesticides and some miticides used by beekeepers require respirators. The respirator train-the-trainer workshops are 2 hours long and will be held in Marlboro, Taunton, Hadley, and Marlborough. The registration fee is $30.00 per person. Participants will received a Certificate of Attendance, a check list for respirator training, and a fit test protocol. This is an hands on workshop. Bring your respirator or use one of ours. To register for these workshop via the mail please click here for the registration form. To register online with a credit card (extra $5.00/person) see below.
When: Monday, April 9, 2018 from 1:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Where: Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street, Hampton Village Barn Shops on Route 9, Hadley, MA 01035
REGISTER HERE: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2267207