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How to Comply with Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides

From Harris.AgriLife.org, Texas A&M, Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Harris County, “How to Comply with Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides.”

  • How To Comply with the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides:
    1. What Employers Need To Know, Sept 2005, (EPA 735-B-05-002)
  • Training Guides:
    1. Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers/Proteja-se contra Pesticidas – Guia para los Trabalhadores Agricolas (PDF, 1.87MB), 43 pages, July 1993, (EPA 735-B-93-002)
    2. Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Pesticide Handlers, 101 pages, December 1993, (EPA 735-B-93-003)
    3. Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Pesticide Handlers (Spanish) Protejase de los Pesticidas – Guia para los que Manejan Pesticidas, 101 pages, April 1994, (EPA 735-B-94-001)
  • Worker Protection Standard Fact Sheets:
    1. About Eyeflush Requirements (PDF, 262KB), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-028)
    2. Closed Systems (PDF, 262KB), 3 pages, September 1998,  (EPA-305-F-98-017)
    3. Definition of a Pesticide Handler (PDF, 262KB), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-029)
    4. Does the WPS Require Growers to Protect Themselves?  (PDF, 214KB), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-031)
    5. Equipment Safety (PDF, 225KB), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-023)
    6. Equipment with Enclosed Cabs (PDF, 261KB), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-025)
    7. Information Commercial Handlers Must Provide to Growers (PDF, 347KB), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-010)
    8. Information Growers Must Provide to Commercial Handlers (PDF, 327KB), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-009)
    9. Monitoring and Special Instructions for Pesticide Handlers (PDF, 260KB), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-030)
    10. Posted Warning Signs (PDF, 259KB), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-024)
    11. Q&As on Central Posting on Large or Non-contiguous Establishments (PDF, 332KB), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-013)
    12. Q&As on Information Displayed at a Central Location (PDF, 333KB), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-012)
    13. Q&As on Posting When the Treated Plant or Soil Has Been Sold or Moved (PDF, 333KB), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-014)
  • Additional Resources:
    1. EPA WPS-Related Publications, 2 pages, September 2005, (EPA 305-F-05-002)
    2. Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 238 pages, 1999, (EPA 735-R-98-003)

Source: Harris.AgriLife.org, Texas A&M, Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Harris County, “How to Comply with Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides.”

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