Monday, September 28, 2015

EPA Strengthens Pesticide Protection for Agricultural Workers

EPA has revised the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard to improve protections for farmworkers and their families against overexposure to pesticides. The provisions will help ensure that farmworkers receive annual safety training, that children under 18 are prohibited from handling pesticides, and that workers are aware of the protections they are afforded under the revised standard and have the tools they need to protect themselves from pesticide exposure.

Revisions will be published in the Federal Register within 60 days. Read about the major changes to the standard here. Download the standard’s fact sheet here.