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Worker Protection

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is intended to reduce the risks of illness or injury to workers and handlers resulting from occupational exposures to pesticides used in the production of agricultural plants on agricultural establishments (i.e., farms, forests, nurseries and enclosed space production facilities, such as greenhouses). Workers are generally those who perform hand-labor tasks in pesticide-treated crops, such as harvesting, thinning, and pruning. Handlers are usually those that are in direct contact with pesticides such as mixing, loading or applying pesticides.

Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) library of WPS materials

The revised How to Comply manual, approved educational materials, training videos and more!

Worker Protection Forms 

Training Form (pdf(xls)

Treated Area Info (pdf(xls)

Emergency Medical Info (pdf) (xls)