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Contacts for Pesticide Applicators and Workers

State Pesticide Regulatory Agency - applicator training, licensing, pesticide law enforcement
Pesticide Incident Reporting - who to contact to report an incident
Worker Protection (WPS) contacts - agricultural worker and handler safety
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) contacts - non-agricultural worker safety
Pesticide Safety Education Programs - certification and training credits

Pesticide Agency in my State

Pesticide applicators are required to have special training and testing to earn and maintain a license. A license is necessary in order to buy or use restricted use pesticides, and often, to apply any pesticides for hire. If you are thinking about becoming licensed, consider the tips below.

Here are the Pesticide Agency contacts in your state:



Worker Protection Standard (WPS) contacts in my State

The Worker Protection Standard protects agricultural workers in farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses. In most states, it is enforced by the State Department of Agriculture. Call the contact below if you have questions like these:

Here are the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) contacts in your state:



Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) contacts in my state

In each state, the OSHA works to reduce and prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. In agricultural settings, worker safety is typically enforced and monitored by the Pesticide Regulatory Agency. If you work with pesticides in a non-agricultural workplace, contact your state OSHA office for the following issues:

Here are the Occupational Health and Safety contacts in your state:



Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) contacts in my state

PSEP programs provide basic and essential, state-specific pesticide safety education on the safe and legal handling of pesticides from purchase to use and/or disposal. If you are an applicator, someone who works with pesticides, or the general public, contact your local PSEP program for the following:

Here are the Pesticide Safety Education Coordinators in your state:









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Control a pest

Integrated Pest Management

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Natural and Biological Pesticides



Other types of pesticides

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