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This is a collection of educational resources to help people on farms, orchards, forests, and other agricultural establishments comply with the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This includes farms, commercial forests (timber), greenhouses, production facilities, and nurseries. It was produced by the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) in collaboration with the US EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. The material and content has been reviewed by federal regulators, farmworker advocacy organizations, university experts, and state agriculture officials. However, users are cautioned not to rely on any one resource for compliance information. Please refer to the official "How-to-Comply" Manual, and contact your state regulatory agency with questions.


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Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC)

  • Director - Suzanne Forsyth, University of California Davis Extension
  • Deputy Director - Kaci Buhl, Oregon State University
  • Project Officer - Matt Lloyd, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs

Primary Author

  • Kaci Buhl, Oregon State University

Contributing Authors

  • Amy Hallman, Oregon State University
  • Nick Hurwit, Oregon State University
  • Janet Fults, Consultant
  • Derrick Terada, U.S. EPA Region 10
  • Nancy Fitz, U.S. EPA Headquarters

Image Design and Website

  • Cameron Hughes, Oregon State University
  • Sean Ross, Oregon State University

PERC Advisory Board Content Reviewers

  • Amy Bamber, Association of American Pesticide Control Officials
  • Lisa Blecker, University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Betsy Buffington, Iowa State University
  • Melanie Forti, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
  • Dean Herzfeld, University of Minnesota
  • Tony McCandless, Gila River Indian Community
  • Chuck Moses, Nevada Department of Agriculture
  • Jolene Warnke-Rozel, Montana Department of Agriculture
  • Rebecca Young, Farmworker Justice

Farmworker Community Reviewers - 'Protections' Guides

  • Paola Betchart - Migrant Justice Center of New York
  • Jeannie Economos - Farmworker Association of Florida
  • Anne Katten - California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Amy Liebman - Migrant Clinicians Network
  • Preston Peck - Toxic Free North Carolina
  • Margaret Reeves - Pesticide Action Network
  • Virginia Ruiz - Farmworker Justice
  • Mily Trevino Saucedo - Alianza de Mujeres

US 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 Pesticide Programs
  • Jennifer Park, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs
  • Jeanne Kasai, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs

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Please cite web pages as:

  • Buhl, et al. 2019. (page title), WPS Compliance Assistance Library, Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (#X8-83616301), The Regents of the University of California, Davis campus. (url) Accessed on (date).