Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that aims to reduce pesticide-related risks to pesticide handlers and agricultural workers. This regulation covers pesticides used in the outdoor and enclosed space production of plants on farms, forests, and nurseries, as well as greenhouses.

Changes to the WPS requirements were made in November 2015. Quick reference documents to some of the major changes to the rule can be found in the list provided below. Revisions to the Worker Protection Standard can be found at For additional information and WPS-Train-the-Trainer workshops, contact Dr. Tatiana Sanchez at

Worker Protection Standard (WPS) resources:

Questions? Email Tatiana Sanchez at