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The Worker Protection Standard was written by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers.

Oregon OSHA enforces the Worker Protection Standard as it was adopted in 437-004-6000. The standard applies when a pesticide with the words “Agricultural Use Requirements” on the product label is used on plants grown or sold at outlets such as retail nurseries or greenhouses.

The standard covers agricultural workers (people involved in the production of agricultural plants) and pesticide handlers (people who mix, load, or apply crop pesticides) who work on farms and in forests, nurseries, and greenhouses.

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    • Protect Yourself from Pesticides
      Protéjase de los pesticidas
      Esta guía es su herramienta para enseñarles a los trabajadores forestales y a sus familias sobre los peligros de trabajar con pesticidas. La información ha sido diseñada para los trabajadores en Oregon, pero es útil, en su mayoría, para todos los trabajadores forestales del país.
      Spanish  Workbook  pdf  04/01/2019
    • Protect Yourself from Pesticides
      Chemical Safety for Forest workers in Southern Oregon that address preventing exposure to pesticides and gasoline. Developed through a grant by Northwest Forest Workers Center.
      English  Workbook  pdf  04/01/2019
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