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.

What's new?

Lithium-Ion Battery: A Consumer Safety Guide

Compared to traditional battery technology, they charge faster, last longer, and have higher power density.

Lightbulb safety information can be found on the Health and Safety Page too.

Slow-Moving Vehicle Information

We've added information about agricultural vehicle equipment requirement, SMV law changes, and how to share the road with slow-moving vehicles from the DMV.

Reproductive Health- Pesticides

Exposure to pesticides could increase your chances of having a miscarriage, a baby with birth defects, or other problems. Some pesticides also may be able to pass into breast milk.


Congratulations to our student assistants Lila Rallatos and Erin Brown who will be graduating from Cornell this month. Your dedication, hard work and smiling faces have been truly appreciated by all of us. Best wishes in your future endeavors!

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).



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

Sofia Salazar