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Free respirator fit test train the trainer workshops

Respirators are necessary for using certain pesticides safely, but we lack resources in Minnesota to help farmers and pesticide applicators choose the right respirator, as well as fit testing and medical evaluation resources. In these free workshops, we will train rural healthcare providers, co­‐op health and safety managers, and others to provide fit testing and other respirator support across the state.

Workshops will include:
Hands-on fit test demos
Interactive sessions on respirator selection and current respirator issues in agricultural areas
Practice time with supervision from occupational safety experts
And more!

Locations and dates include:

  • Alexandria, March 19th, Alexandria Public Works Meeting Room, 526 Willow Dr, Alexandria, MN 56308
  • Little Falls, March 20th, 405 1st St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
  • Hutchinson, March 26th, Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 MN-15, Hutchinson, MN 55350
  • Mankato, March 28th, Historic Blue Earth County Courthouse, 204 S 5th St, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Worthington, April 2nd, Regional Extension Office, 1527 Prairie Dr
    Worthington MN 56187-5184
  • Marshall, April 3rd, Merit Center, 1001 W Erie Rd, Marshall, MN 56258

Workshop registration:
Funding for workshops has been provided by the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health.

Questions: Contact Natalie Hoidal, Extension educator with Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education.
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