Any grower, pest control business, or Farm Labor Contractor who has employees handling pesticides must insure that employees are properly trained on the safe use of pesticides.
In addition, fieldworkers who are working in agricultural fields that are considered a treated field (a pesticide has been applied in the past thirty days or a restricted entry interval (REI) has been in effect in the past thirty days) must also receive safety training.
For the most current laws and regulations concerning employee training, please contact your district Pesticide Use Enforcement Inspector at the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures for details. If you do not know who your district inspector is, please call the nearest Agriculture Department office to find out those details.
Additional training information and training forms can be found on the Department of Pesticide Regulations Website.