EPA to Announce New Rules on Pesticides and Farm Workers

September 28, 2015 10:45 AM

Agricultural laborers and farm operators could soon be changing how they handle pesticides. On Tuesday, EPA and the U.S. Department of Labor are expected to announce new standards intended to “protect the nation’s 2 million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure.”

The EPA in August already recommended stronger standards for workers who deal with “restricted-use” pesticides that are available only to certified applicators.

Check back on AgWeb later today to learn about these changes, which, the EPA says, are intended to “reduce the risk of injury or illness resulting from contact with pesticides on farms” and other agricultural operations. 

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