Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Information

Links to Penn State factsheets and miscellaneous websites related to Worker Protection standards.
Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Information - Articles


EPA's WPS is a regulation aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. The WPS offers protections to over three and a half million people who work with pesticides at over 560,000 workplaces. The WPS contains requirements for pesticide safety training, notification of pesticide applications, use of personal protective equipment, restricted entry intervals following pesticide application, decontamination supplies, and emergency medical assistance.

Fact Sheets (Penn State Extension)

  • Worker Protection Standard Checklist 
    This checklist serves only as a brief overview of basic WPS requirements. For complete details of your responsibilities, refer to the "How to Comply Manual" or contact your nearest PA Department of Agriculture office.
  • Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides 
    This regulation covers pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural plants on farms, forests, nurseries, and enclosed-space productions.

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