Images of workers applying pesticides.

 Jan. 9, 2018

Registration 8:30 a.m.
Program 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ottawa County Fillmore Complex
Main Conference Room
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460

Scratching your head about how to comply with new and revised Worker Protection Standards (WPS) regulations? Are you prepared for the three new WPS requirements that go into effect on Jan. 2, 2018? Craig Anderson, Michigan Farm Bureau, will explain which standards apply, how to comply, and will discuss OSHA Right-to-Know. Dr. Melissa Millerick-May, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, will discuss hazard communication program development and respirator selection. Jarrod Fletcher from the Michigan Department of Agriculture will talk about MDARD’s role with WPS and what to expect during an inspection, followed by a Q&A period. But wait, there’s more! There will be annual respirator fit-testing!

This session qualifies for 8 Michigan RUP applicator recertification credits
(Commercial Core, Private Core, 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B)

Sign-up today!***.

Registration Cost: $60 
Registration closes Jan. 4
Cancellation Fee after Jan. 2, 2018: $20

Registration includes lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and handouts.

*If you wish to receive a respirator fit-test, please have a medical evaluation conducted by a physician or licensed health care professional (PLHCP) prior to the meeting. Please bring appropriate documentation to the meeting.

**3M Online Respirator Medical Evaluation ( provides an immediate medical evaluation of respirator wearers for compliance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard — 29CFR1910.134. It can be used for all brands of respirators and is available in English and Spanish. In addition, the 3M Online Respirator Medical Evaluation System's data tracking capabilities will make it a valuable component of your Respiratory Protection Program.

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

Please contact Heidi Lindberg, Greenhouse and Nursery Extension Educator, at 616-994-4701 or email to for more information and registration information.