Health and Safety Training Program

Certified Training Staff

Our nationally trained employees at Proteus provide heat stress and pesticide safety training at the time and location for employers. Our training is taught with visual aids and interactive training techniques for a low-literacy approach to learning.

Why let Proteus, Inc. do your training?

  • Program is offered in English and/or Spanish
  • Flexible scheduling - time and date
  • Convenient location - held on-site
  • FREE printed materials
  • FREE EPA-required poster
  • FREE roster of trained workers

Contact a Proteus office and speak with a case manager.

Pesticide Education – Worker Protection Standard

Proteus offers free pesticide training sessions for farmworkers, greenhouse workers, vineyard staff or others who work closely with pesticides. Proteus is a member of the National Farmworker Training Program (NFTP) which provides multiple occupational health and safety training topics to the farmworker community. The program is sponsored by the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) thanks to funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Held on-site, the training sessions are bilingual and interactive. Each session is one hour and presents information required by law under the Worker Protection Standard. Training is given in small group presentations and trainees are encouraged to participate and ask questions.

Heat Stress Training

Programs offered to farmworkers and their employers educate on how to prevent heat-related illness or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, farmworkers die from heat-related illness at a rate 20 times greater than that of the entire U.S. civilian workforce. Yet, with appropriate steps, heat-related illness is preventable and fatalities can be avoided.

Maria teaching Pesticide Class
Our nationally trained employees provide heat stress training to help others recognize the symptoms of heat-related illness, how to prevent heat stress/heat stroke, and what to do in an emergency. The information provided helps agricultural employers prevent a heat stress incident and teaches how to properly respond if an incident does occur.