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Entries tagged with: Worker Protection Standard


Comment period extended for proposed revisions to WPS

EPA is extending the comment period for proposed revisions to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) an additional 60 days, until Aug. 18. The proposed changes include, increased frequency of mandatory training, from once every five years to annually. Expanded, mandatory posting of no-entry signs for the most hazardous pesticides and children under 16 will be prohibited from handling pesticides, with an exemption for family farms. For  a complete overview of WPS proposed changes and to…  » Read more

EPA proposes revisions to protect farm workers

EPA has proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard to protect farm workers from pesticide exposure. The revisions include improvements in worker training in the safe usage of pesticides and how to treat pesticide exposure. EPA has proposed that children under 16 be barred from handling all pesticides, with an exemption for family farms. For more information on the proposed worker protection standard and for public comment the EPA website .