On November 2, 2015, EPA revised the Worker Protection Standards rule to expand requirements with the purpose to reduce the risk of pesticide exposure to agricultural workers, handlers, and their families. implement more protections for agricultural workers, handlers and their families.
EPA’s Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. EPA estimates that the rule will continue to protect 2 million agricultural workers
(those who perform tasks in the production of agricultural plants) and pesticide handlers (those who perform tasks related to mixing, loading, or applying pesticides) in agricultural establishments, including, farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses.
Below is a list of helpful links that can provide additional WPS information. Please contact us if you have a scientifically backed helpful link you would care to share. We will review the material and consider adding it to our list. Thank you.
Below is a list of helpful links that can provide additional WPS information. Please contact us if you have a scientifically backed link you would like to share. We will review the material and consider adding it to our list. Thank you.
National Pesticide Safety Education Center
PO Box 1391
Okemos, MI 48805, USA
- EPA Proposes New Mitigation Measures for Rodenticides, Including Pilot for Protecting Endangered SpeciesNovember 30, 2022 - 10:19 am
- EPA Approves Stronger Plans for Certification of Pesticide ApplicatorsNovember 23, 2022 - 12:06 pm
- EPA Advances Early Pesticides Protections for Endangered Species, Increases Regulatory Certainty for AgricultureNovember 21, 2022 - 10:23 am
- EPA Adds Chitosan to the List of Active Ingredients Eligible for Minimum Risk Pesticide ExemptionNovember 9, 2022 - 12:51 pm
- EPA Provides Annual Notification of Updates to the Environmental Chemistry Methods Index for Monitoring Pesticide ResiduesOctober 28, 2022 - 1:56 pm