University of Hawaii at Manoa Pesticide Safety and Education Workshop December 2022

Wed. December 14: Kona (in person, and Zoom)
Thur. December 15: Waimea (in person only)
4.0 HDOA Pesticide credits (1.0 each) will be offered.
Free registration at:
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Content will be the same on both days.
Please register for one day only.

Workshop Topics:

Reducing potential pesticide exposure (8:30 to 9:30 am)
Using Personal Protective Equipment listed on the label is not only a legal requirement, but it is the best way to reduce potential pesticide exposure. This presentation will discuss label PPE requirements, and how PPE can reduce specific types of exposure. Attendee will participate in demonstrations of PPE and exposure reduction.

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Compliance Assistance:
New HI WPS Worker and Handler video (9:30 to 10:30 am)

WPS is a regulatory requirement with the Mission of protecting handlers of pesticide and workers who work in areas treated within the last 30 days with a pesticide from potential exposure. Workers and handlers are required to receive WPS training annually, and the new EPA Approved HI WPS worker and handler video will meet this requirement.

Understanding the Pesticide Label (10:30 to 11:30 am)
The pesticide label is a legal document and must be followed, and understand the information on the label is critical. From Trade Name, Signal Words, Pest and Crops, and Directions for use, all parts of the label will be explained. Labels of pesticides used by participants will be used as examples in discussing parts of the label.

Invasive Species (11:30 am to 12:30 pm)There are several Invasive species that pose significant threat in the Hawaiian Islands. This presentation will discuss several important Invasive Species that are faced in the islands, such as coconut rhinoceros beetle, hala scale, and coffee leaf rust.

Organizers and Speakers:
Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng, PEPS, CTAHR, UH Manoa (For more info: [email protected])
Dr. Kerry Richards, Phoenix Consulting Agricultural Safety and Health, LLC
Local coordinator: Andrea Kawabata, TPSS, CTAHR Extension Hawaii County, UH Manoa

Non-discrimination statement:
The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing programs and services to the people of Hawai‘i without regard to race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.

Special needs statements:

  • If you require information in an alternative format, please contact us at: ADAcontact@
  • If you have a disability and require special assistance, please contact Andrea at [email protected] or (808)322-4892 at least one week prior to the event.

Content will be the same on both days. Please register for one day only.

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