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Farm Worker Protection Standard Updates take Effect in 2017

University of Florida farm workers Juan Centeno, left, and Renaldo Ford harvest a large pumpkin at UF’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak. Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS Photography Beverly James, UF/IFAS Communications Service The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is getting the word out on updates to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/21/farm-worker-protection-standard-updates-take-effect-in-2017/

EPA Announces Revisions to Worker Protection Standard

Cesar Asuaje,right, teaching an on-the-job safety course to Spanish-speaking migrant workers. UF/IFAS Photo by Marisol Amador The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced revisions to the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). This change is intended to improve workers health protections and make them comparable to the standards in other industries. These modifications affect many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/07/epa-announces-revisions-to-worker-protection-standard/

Comment Period Open for Changes in Ag Worker Protection Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The purpose is to improve protection from pesticide exposure for the country’s two million agricultural workers and their families. Important! EPA is currently taking comments on the proposed changes. The comment period ends June 17, 2014.  These remarks …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/09/comment-period-open-for-changes-in-ag-worker-protection-standard/