The WPS is a federal regulation (40 CFR Part 170) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designed to protect agricultural workers (people employed in the production of agricultural plants).
•Where and in what form pesticides may be encountered during work activities
•Hazards of pesticides resulting from toxicity and exposure
•Routes through which pesticides can enter the body
•Signs and symptoms of common types of pesticide poisoning
•Emergency first aid for pesticide injuries or poisonings
•How to obtain emergency medical care
•Routine and emergency decontamination procedures, including emergency eye flushing techniques
•Hazards from chemigation and drift
•Hazards from pesticide residues on clothing
•Warnings about taking pesticides or pesticide containers home
•Requirements designed to reduce the risks of illness or injury resulting from workers' occupational exposure to pesticides
Annual refresher required.