Crop and Pest Management Guidelines

A Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication

1.8 EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Agricultural Pesticides

The WPS is designed to reduce the risks of pesticide illness or injury to pesticide handlers and agricultural workers who work in the production of agricultural plants on farms, nurseries, greenhouses, and forests. Generally, WPS requirements include:

A more complete discussion of the WPS can be found online at You can also contact your regional NYSDEC pesticide office for more information.

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