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Changes Proposed to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

November 13, 2014 - Kestrel Management • Kestrel Food Safety

The EPA has proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to increase protection from pesticide exposure for agricultural workers. The proposed changes include:

  • Increased frequency of mandatory trainings for farm workers
  • Expanded mandatory posting of no-entry signs
  • Minimum age requirements
  • No-entry buffer areas surrounding pesticide-treated fields

Learn more about the proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Agricultural Pesticides.

Submitted by: Bill Bremer

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