The 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard – What Employers Need to Know

AmericanHort Contributor December 02 2016

The federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) protects agricultural workers and pesticide handlers from occupational exposure to pesticides. The responsibility for providing WPS protections rests with the employer. Horticultural growers are most affected by WPS compared to other less-intensive agricultural producers because they have more workers performing hand-labor with pesticide-treated plants. Garden center retailers are also affected if using pesticides with WPS labeling. As an employer or manager, you are required to give workers and pesticide handlers WPS protections w...

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