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 https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/revisions-worker-protection-standard. For additional information and WPS-Train-the-Trainer workshops, contact Dr. Tatiana Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) resources:
- Worker Protection Standard: personal protective equipment. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI26700.pdf
- Worker Protection Standard: training workers and handlers under the 2016 revision requirements. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI26800.pdf
- Worker Protection Standard: application exclusion zone (AEZ). http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI26300.pdf
- Worker Protection Standard: certified crop advisor exemption. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI26500.pdf
- Worker Protection Standard: information at a central location. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI14900.pdf
- Worker Protection Standard: notification and hazard communication.http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI26600.pdf
- Worker Protection Standard: owner and immediate family exemption. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI26100.pdf
- A summary of revisions to the worker protection standard – 2015. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi261
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