Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are new requirements for pesticide handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator.
Before pesticide handlers can use a respirator, they must receive:
This new guide from PERC includes:
If you would like to print the guide yourself, click here for a high quality version.
Many thanks to the development team!
Kathleen Kincade, MSPH, Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Garnet Cooke, Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Kaci Buhl, Oregon State University
Janet Fults, Consultant
Cameron Hughes, Oregon State University
Sean Ross, Oregon State University
PERC Advisory Board Content Reviewers:
Betsy Buffington, Iowa State University
Dean Herzfeld, University of Minnesota
Juan Concha, the Farmworker Association of Florida
U.S. EPA Content Reviewers:
Nancy, Fitz, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs
Richard Pont, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs
Carol Galloway, U.S. EPA, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance