Guam – The Guam Environmental Protection agency and the Guam hotel and restaurant association is offering workshops to train industry employees to prepare for compliance with the new law that approved Guam's updates pesticide regulations. The law will go into effect on October 1st. The first training will be two "train the trainer" courses that begin Monday at the Outrigger resort from 8am to 5pm. More training events will follow through the week.

Those who successfully complete the course and exam will have a three-year qualification to train housekeeping or other industry pesticide applicators. The Guam Pesticide Act is 30 years old and was recently revised. The new Act requires applicants who are paid housekeeping workers that apply general use antibacterial, antimicrobials, antifungal, disinfectants and other pesticides as part of their occupational duties to attend the four-hour Basic Training. After the course and an exam, individuals that pass will receive a qualification to use these products outlined in the law.

For more information contact GHRA at 649-1447.