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Approximately 1.1 billion pounds of active pesticides are used annually in the U.S., and more than 17,000 pesticide products are marketed in the U.S. As many as 20,000 physician-diagnosed pesticide poisonings occur each year among the approximately 2 million U.S. agricultural workers. Agricultural workers, groundskeepers, pet groomers, fumigators, and many of other occupations are at risk for exposure to pesticides.
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Safe practices when working around hazardous agricultural chemicals - mobile version
*Notice: Worker Protection Standard rules adopted in February 2017 from phase I are finalized, formatted, and available. Phase I is effective January 1, 2018. The phase II Worker Protection Standard Rules, concerning the Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ), were adopted in June 2018, and are available here and on our adopted rules page. Rules 437-004-6405 and 437-004-6406 will be effective January 1, 2019. The formatted version will be available on that date.
(October 9, 2018)
Application Exclusion Zone FAQ
Overview of additional Oregon OSHA protective measures
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