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RECORD NUMBER: 39 OF 1316
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Agrichemicals : WPS-pesticide handler definition.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance,|
|Report Number||EPA 305-F-98-029|
|Subjects||Pesticides--Application--Safety measures. ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)--United States--Safety regulation. ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)--Safety regulation--United States. ; Pesticides--Application--United States--Safety measures. ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)--United States--Regulations. ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)--United States--Safety measures.|
|Collation||3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm|
Caption title. "EPA 305-F-98-029." "September 1998."
"The Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 and amended in 1995. It covers pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural plants on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses. The WPS requires you to take steps to reduce the risk of pesticide-related illness and injury if you (1) use such pesticides, or (2) employ workers or pesticides. pesticide handlers who are exposed to such By explaining what types of workers are considered "pesticide handlers" under this regulation, this fact sheet will help you understand who you must legally provide protections for.