Worker Protection Standards (WPS)

 EPA how to comply


Worker Protection Standard workshops for agricultural pesticides have ended but more workshops will be held next fall and winter 2017-2018.

This training is for agricultural employers of farm workers and or pesticide handlers on farms, forests, greenhouses, and nurseries. Also for commercial pesticide application employers.

The revised worker protection standard went into effect on January 2, 2017. There will be further requirements beginning January 2, 2018. Learn what farm owners and commercial pesticide applicators must do to comply with the new WPS rule.

Training registration form is available here.



Useful Linksdanger sign

WPS Training Material

Inventory of Resources

How to Comply

Understanding AG Respirators: Selection, Fit, Inspection and Training (Video)

Background on the Worker Protection Standard

Link to the Pesticide Education Resource Collaborative (PERC)

The “How to Comply with the Worker Protection Standard” manual and additional training resources can be found here