EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

Date: February 17, 2017 - February 17, 2017
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station, 686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134

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.

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.


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Benton Harbor - Jan. 24, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
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New Era - Jan. 31, 2017
1 - 4 p.m.
New Era Reformed Church
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MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station
686 S. Center Highway
Traverse City, MI 49684


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