The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University addresses the workplace health and safety needs of college faculty, staff, and students, as well as environmental stewardship of college farms and greenhouses. OEH provides pesticide applicator training and assistance with pesticide handling and storage, record keeping, reporting, regulatory interpretation and environmental management. OEH also provides farm safety programs, and assists with a variety of other safety, health and environmental issues found in agricultural research.

Video and On-line Trainings

Federal Worker Protection Standard Certification Classes

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) training is required by an EPA regulation. The training is designed to protect agricultural workers and pesticide handlers from the risks of exposure to pesticide residues.


Schedule/Required Pre-registration

For CALS Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Training questions, email cals-oehtraining [at] (cals-oehtraining[at]cornell[dot]edu).


Want to know more about preparing for safely viewing the April 8, 2024, Total Solar Eclipse? Check out the CALS OEH Health and Safety Page!  

But first register for your training...

Pesticides in the News



  • DEC Information Regarding Glyphosate Use on State Property, February 11, 2022
  • For more information go to CALS OEH Pesticides- Specific Pesticides 


  • EPA Takes Steps to Protect Endangered and Threatened Species from Insecticide, March 8, 2022
  • For more information go to CALS OEH Pesticides- Specific Pesticides

Contact CALS OEH

416 Kennedy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: calsoeh [at] (calsoeh[at]cornell[dot]edu)


Director, CALS OEH

SHEM Coordinator, Cornell Greenhouses

CALS Chemical Inventory Manager

Administrative Assistant

Lila Rallatos
Erin Brown
Sofia Salazar