The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is an EPA regulation that is administered by Oregon OSHA and aims to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning to agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. The College of Agricultural Sciences and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station continuously strives to maintain the health and safety of our employees and therefore we adhere to WPS rules for all subject employees. Subject employees are those who are:
The WPS requires that owners and employers on agricultural establishments:
Recent revisions by the EPA have brought changes to the existing requirements. These changes will be implemented, starting in January of 2017. As new information and resources are developed, they will be provided below.
Federal and state WPS websites