On September 28, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final revisions to its worker protection standard. According to the EPA the revisions will “enhance the protections provided to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, and other persons under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) by strengthening elements of the existing regulation, such as training, notification, pesticide safety and hazard communication information, use of personal protective equipment, and the providing of supplies for routine washing and emergency decontamination.”
This session by our expert speaker, Erik R. Janus, will discuss in detail the recently finalized revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Agricultural Pesticides, and provide a critique of these changes and associated costs. It will also address the challenges and opportunities to industry with regard to compliance and implementation of the revised WPS.
This presentation, in addition to teaching you about upcoming regulatory compliance issues, will provide helpful hints and resources for all levels of experience. Small companies or those newer to the field may benefit particularly from the knowledge imparted during the presentation.
Following this presentation, the participant will be able to:
Who should attend?
Employees involved in compliance with US agricultural laws and regulations, from the specialist to the management level. Regulatory Affairs, Compliance Officers, Local and State Government, Non-Profit Organizations concerned with federal agricultural policy and worker protection.
Erik R. Janus
Erik R. Janus is the President of M³ Technical & Regulatory Services LLC, a consulting firm offering technical and analytical services in a wide variety of areas to support the future of chemical risk assessment. Mr. Janus is an environmental health science, risk assessment and regulatory toxicology expert wit... More info