WASHINGTON, D.C. - On September 28, 2015 EPA finalized revisions to the worker protection standard. This final rule enhances the protections provided to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, and other persons under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) by strengthening elements of the existing regulation, such as training, notification, pesticide safety and hazard communication information, use of personal protective equipment, and the providing of supplies for routine washing and emergency decontamination.
AmericanHort is now reviewing the published final regulation to analyze the potential impact on nurseries and other growers. For a synopsis of the objections raised by AmericanHort to the new worker protection standard, see PLNA e-News August 22, 2014.
The prepublication version of the final regulation can be downloaded here.