Your employer must provide you with certain protections.

  • Before you work in a treated area, you should receive training and access to site-specific information about the recent pesticide application(s).
  • When you're working in a treated area, your employer should provide materials for routine washing and emergency decontamination.
  • Within two years after working in a treated area, you can request information about pesticides you may have been exposed to, either by asking directly or through a designated representative.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to perform "early-entry" tasks.
  • Your employer cannot retaliate against you for complying with the WPS.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my responsibilities as a worker?

What are my employer's responsibilities under the WPS?

Which activities require worker training?

As a worker, how can I get the required training under the WPS?

How and when will I be informed about pesticides in my workplace?


Protections for Workers

Decontamination Requirements

Application Exclusion Zone

Training Requirements


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