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EPA's Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs? (CHMN40O)

Presented by: Erik R. Janus
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60 minutes
  •  Wed, January 21, 2015
Event Description

Proposed Changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to increase protections from pesticide exposure for agricultural workers. Proposed changes include increased frequency of mandatory trainings for farm workers, expanded mandatory posting of no-entry signs, minimum age requirement, and no-entry buffer areas surrounding pesticide-treated fields.

This presentation by Erik R. Janus will describe the recently proposed changes to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for Agricultural Pesticides, provide a critique of these changes and associated costs, and present the challenges and opportunities to industry with regard to compliance with and implementation of the revised WPS. In addition, it will provide helpful hints and resources to interact with the federal government during the rulemaking process.

This presentation will help you:

  • Identify the major revisions being proposed for the WPS for Agricultural Chemicals
  • Understand how the benefits described in the legislation are quantified
  • Identify some limitations of the technical and economic analysis in the proposed legislation
  • Have an increased awareness of the federal regulatory process
  • Have an increased awareness of how regulatory staff can interact with the government and others during the rulemaking process to effect positive change

Benefits of the session

  • Knowledge of proposed (and existing) legislation that impacts operations of agricultural companies and producers
  • Resources for understanding federal rulemaking
  • Resources to interact with the federal government during rulemaking
  • Tips and tools that companies (large and small) could use to enhance their regulatory affairs and compliance profile

Who should attend

  • Employees involved in compliance with US agricultural laws and regulations
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Compliance officers
  • Local and state government
  • Non-profit organizations concerned with federal agricultural policy and worker protection
About Our Speaker(s)

Erik R. Janus | Chemical & Regulatory Toxicology SpeakerErik R. Janus
Erik R. Janus is the President of M?3; 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 with over ... More info

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    Event Title: EPA's Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs?
    Presenter(s): Erik R. Janus

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