EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Kalamazoo County MSU Extension Office, 3299 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134; Antonio Casrtro-Escobar, escobara@michigan.gov, 517-284-5859

The Federal Worker Protection Standards (WPS) protects agricultural workers and pesticide handlers by reducing the risks of injury or illness resulting from contact with pesticides on farms and in forests, nurseries and greenhouses. 

WPS requirements are intended to inform workers and handlers about pesticide safety, provide protections from potential exposure to pesticides, and mitigate exposures that do occur.

In order to provide stronger protections for the nation’s two million agricultural workers and their families, the standards have been revised.  Compliance with the new requirements begins Jan. 2, 2017.

These meetings are for assisting Greenhouse operations to help understand and comply with the revisions to WPS. Participants will receive a flash drive containing the EPA How to Comply Manual, Worker training videos in English and Spanish Languages and other materials available at the time of the meeting.

The registration fee for the session is $25. 

There is a cancellation fee of $10 for any participant that cancels within five days of the session.


West Olive - Oct. 10, 2016
1 - 4 p.m.
Ottawa County Filmore Administration Building 
12220 Fillmore St. 
West Olive, MI 49460

Kalamazoo - Oct. 12, 1016
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Kalamazoo County MSU Extension Office
3299 Gull Rd. 
Kalamazoo, MI 49048



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