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 or download the guide, click here for a high quality version (48 pp, 3.5MB).
Many thanks to the English and Spanish development teams!
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
The CauseWay Agency
Translation Reviewers: Carmina Hanson, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Jennifer Weber, Arizona Department of Agriculture
This version was revised in October 2017. Click here for a summary of changes.