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Available Publications: Worker Protection Standard

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Worker Protection Standard Topic

Note: See also the Pesticides publications category.

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  1. Click the "Add to Cart" button (if available). The "Add to Cart " button will open up a new window to EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) Web page, displaying the selected document in a "Document Display" window.
  2. On the NSCEP "Document Display" page, select the  Get a Copy  link in the upper right section of the page. This will activate a section on the page called "Document Delivery Options."
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Information for Growers/Employers/Trainers

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How To Comply With the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides, What Employers Need To Know and Additional Resources, CD-ROM, November 2005 (EPA 305-C-06-001). The CD-ROM version of the revised WPS How To Comply Manual contains several additional compliance assistance tools not available with the printed version including:
  • EPA's WPS Worker Training Handbook (in English/Spanish);
  • EPA's WPS Handler Training Handbooks (in English and in Spanish);
  • 13 Additional WPS fact sheets;
  • EPA's Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings Handbook;
  • Several other related references.
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How To Comply With the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides, What Employers Need To Know, 140 pages, Revised September 2005, Reprinted June 2006, (EPA 735-B-06-002) (O, CD)
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Quick Reference Guide to the 1992 Worker Protection Standard (WPS), poster, July, 1993, (EPA 735-H-93-003) (H)
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Quick Reference Guide to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) 2005 Update (PDF) (2 pp, 547K), 2 pages, November 2005 (EPA 305-F-05-005)
Note: In addition to this document, the Ag Center has developed a version of the Quick Reference Guide that allows state/tribe-specific information to be added. If you would like to obtain an editable version of the Quick Reference Guide, please contact the Ag Center at agcenter@epa.gov or from the Ag Center’s Web site. When contacting the Ag Center, ask for the editable version for states/tribes. (H, CD)
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Federal Register Notice: 40 CFR Parts 156 and 170, August 21, 1992 Worker Protection Standard, Hazard Information, Hand Labor Tasks on Cut Flowers and Ferns Exception; Final Rule, and Proposed Rules, 80 pages, 1992, (EPA 735-Z-92-001) (O)
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Worker Protection Standard: Interpretive Policy Questions & Answers, 100 pages, March 1995, (No EPA Number) (O, CD)
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A Guide to Heat Stress in Agriculture, 56 pages, May 1993, (EPA 750-B-92-001) (O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - About Eyeflush Requirements (PDF) (3 pp, 262K), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-028) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Closed Systems (PDF) (3 pp, 262K), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-017) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Definition of a Pesticide Handler (PDF) (3 pp, 262K), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-029) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Does the WPS Require Growers to Protect Themselves? (PDF) (2 pp, 214K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-031) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Equipment Safety (PDF) (2 pp, 225K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-023) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Equipment with Enclosed Cabs (PDF) (2 pp, 261K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-025) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Information Commercial Handlers Must Provide to Growers (PDF) (3 pp, 347K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-010) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Information Growers Must Provide to Commercial Handlers (PDF) (2 pp, 327K), 2 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-009) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Monitoring and Special Instructions for Pesticide Handlers (PDF) (2 pp, 260K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-030) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Posted Warning Signs (PDF) (2 pp, 259K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-024) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Q&A's on Central Posting on Large or Non-contiguous Establishments (PDF) (3 pp, 332K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-013) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Q&A's on Information Displayed at a Central Location (PDF) (3 pp, 333K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-012) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Q&A's on Posting When the Treated Plant or Soil Has Been Sold or Moved (PDF) (3 pp, 333K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-014) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - When the Pesticide Is Not Applied As Scheduled (PDF) (3 pp, 341K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-011) (H, O, CD)
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Controlar la Fatiga Causada por el Calor en el Trabajo Agricola (Controlling Heat Stress in Agriculture) Spanish, 2 pages, September 1995, (EPA 750-F-95-002) (O, CD)
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Controlling Heat Stress in Agriculture, 2-sided laminated card, September 1995, (EPA 750-F-95-001) (H, O, CD)
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Controlling Heat Stress Made Simple/ Maneras Sencillas de Controlar la Fatiga Causada por el Calor (English/Spanish), poster, September 1995, (EPA 750-H-93-001) (H)
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Danger Pesticides - Keep Out/ Peligro Pesticidas- No Entre (English/Spanish), plastic sign, (EPA 735-H-94-001).
Paper copies of the sign can be downloaded from the WPS CD in the following languages:
  • English/Cambodian;
  • English/Chinese;
  • English/Haitian Creole;
  • English/Ilocano;
  • English/Korean;
  • English/Laotian;
  • English/Tagalog Filipino;
  • English/Thai;
  • English/Vietnamese.
(H, CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Avoiding Heat Stress, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-004) (CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Choosing Chemical Resistant Personal Protective Equipment, 3 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-008) (O, CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Clothing Layers for Added Protection, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-002) (CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Coveralls, Gloves, and Other Skin Protection, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-005) (O, CD)
Hard Copy
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Inspecting, Maintaining, and Replacing PPE, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-003) (CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Protection for Pesticide Handlers: Protect Yourself, Brush Up on Covering Up, 5 pages, 1993, (EPA-735-F-93-007) (O, CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Protective Eyewear, 2 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-006) (O, CD)
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Pesticide Safety Training for Pesticide Handlers and Workers, VHS video, 2004 (EPA 305-V-04-001). This single video contains the following three training products:
  • Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard: EPA-Approved Pesticide Safety Training for Your Pesticide Handlers, 1994, (EPA 735-V-96-001)
  • Spanish version of Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard: EPA-Approved Pesticide Safety Training for Your Pesticide Handlers, (EPA 735-V-96-001S)
  • Siguiendo el Sol (Chasing the Sun), Spanish with English subtitles Pesticide Worker Training, 1994, (EPA 735-V-96-002)
(V)
Hard Copy
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Protective Clothing for Pesticide Users, poster, 1987, (EPA 170-OPA-87-1117) (CD)
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Ropa protectora para los que usan pesticides (Protective Clothing for Pesticides Users) Spanish, poster, 1987, (EPA 170-OPA-87-117S) (O, CD)
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Worker Protection Field Inspection Pocket Guide, 68 pages, March 2002, (EPA 300-B-02-001) (H, O)
Hard Copy
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Worker Protection Standard: Interpretive Policy Questions & Answers, 100 pages, March 1995, (No EPA Number) (O, CD)

Information for Pesticide Handlers

Link to order a copy
(if available)
Title and Availability
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - About Eyeflush Requirements (PDF) (3 pp, 262K), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-028) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Closed Systems (PDF) (3 pp, 262K), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-017) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Definition of a Pesticide Handler (PDF) (3 pp, 262K), 3 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-029) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Equipment Safety (PDF) (2 pp, 225K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA-305-F-98-023) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Equipment with Enclosed Cabs (PDF) (2 pp, 261K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-025) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Information Commercial Handlers Must Provide to Growers (PDF) (3 pp, 347K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-010) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Information Growers Must Provide to Commercial Handlers (PDF) (2 pp, 327K), 2 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-009) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Monitoring and Special Instructions for Pesticide Handlers (PDF) (2 pp, 260K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-030) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Posted Warning Signs (PDF) (2 pp, 259K), 2 pages, September 1998, (EPA 305-F-98-024) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Q&A's on Central Posting on Large or Non-contiguous Establishments (PDF) (3 pp, 332K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-013) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Q&A's on Information Displayed at a Central Location (PDF) (3 pp, 333K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-012) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - Q&A's on Posting When the Treated Plant or Soil Has Been Sold or Moved (PDF) (3 pp, 333K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-014) (H, O, CD)
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Agrichemicals: Worker Protection Standard - When the Pesticide Is Not Applied As Scheduled (PDF) (3 pp, 341K), 3 pages, August 2001, (EPA 305-F-01-011) (H, O, CD)
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Controlling Heat Stress Made Simple/ Maneras Sencillas de Controlar la Fatiga Causada por el Calor (English/Spanish), poster, September 1995, (EPA 750-H-93-001) (H)
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Danger Pesticides - Keep Out/ Peligro Pesticidas- No Entre (English/Spanish), plastic sign, (EPA 735-H-94-001)
Paper copies of the sign can be downloaded from the WPS CD in the following languages:
  • English/Cambodian;
  • English/Chinese;
  • English/Haitian Creole;
  • English/Ilocano;
  • English/Korean;
  • English/Laotian;
  • English/Tagalog Filipino;
  • English/Thai;
  • English/Vietnamese.
(H, CD)
Hard Copy
Not Available
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Avoiding Heat Stress, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-004) (CD)
Add to cart
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Choosing Chemical Resistant Personal Protective Equipment, 3 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-008) (O, CD)
Hard Copy
Not Available
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Clothing Layers for Added Protection, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-002) (CD)
Add to cart
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Coveralls, Gloves, and Other Skin Protection, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-005) (O, CD)
Hard Copy
Not Available
Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Inspecting, Maintaining, and Replacing PPE, 12 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-003) (CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Protection for Pesticide Handlers: Protect Yourself, Brush Up on Covering Up, 5 pages, 1993, (EPA-735-F-93-007) (O, CD)
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Personal Protective Equipment Guide: Protective Eyewear, 2 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-93-006) (O, CD)
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Pesticide Safety Training for Pesticide Handlers and Workers, VHS video, 2004 (EPA 305-V-04-001). This single video contains the following three training products:
  • Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard: EPA-Approved Pesticide Safety Training for Your Pesticide Handlers, 1994, (EPA 735-V-96-001)
  • Spanish version of Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard: EPA-Approved Pesticide Safety Training for Your Pesticide Handlers, (EPA 735-V-96-001S)
  • Siguiendo el Sol (Chasing the Sun), Spanish with English subtitles Pesticide Worker Training, 1994, (EPA 735-V-96-002)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Pesticide Handlers, 101 pages, December 1993, (EPA 735-B-06-003) (H, O, CD)
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Protejase de los Pesticidas - Guia para los que Manejan Pesticidas (Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Pesticide Handlers) Spanish, 101 pages, April 1994, (EPA 735-B-06-004) (H, O, CD)
Hard Copy
Not Available
Protective Clothing for Pesticide Users, poster, 1987, (EPA 170-OPA-87-1117) (CD)
Add to cart
Ropa protectora para los que usan pesticides (Protective Clothing for Pesticides Users) Spanish, poster, 1987, (EPA 170-OPA-87-117S) (O, CD)

Information for Farmworkers

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(if available)
Title and Availability
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Controlling Heat Stress Made Simple/ Maneras Sencillas de Controlar la Fatiga Causada por el Calor (English/Spanish), poster, September 1995, (EPA 750-H-93-001) (H)
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ESL for Farm Safety - Student Workbook, 95 pages, 1997, (EPA 735-B-97-901) (H, O)
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ESL for Farm Safety- Teacher's Manual, 95 pages, 1997, (EPA 735-B-97-900) (O)
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Pesticide Safety Training for Pesticide Handlers and Workers, VHS video, 2004, (EPA 305-V-04-001). This single video contains the following three training products:
  • Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard: EPA-Approved Pesticide Safety Training for Your Pesticide Handlers, 1994, (EPA 735-V-96-001)
  • Spanish version of Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard: EPA-Approved Pesticide Safety Training for Your Pesticide Handlers, (EPA 735-V-96-001S)
  • Siguiendo el Sol (Chasing the Sun), Spanish with English subtitles Pesticide Worker Training, 1994, (EPA 735-V-96-002)
(V)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides/ Protejase de los Pesticidas (English/Spanish), 2 pages, January 1994, (EPA 735-F-94-001) (H, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides/ Protejase de los Pesticidas (English/Spanish), 11" x 17" poster, (EPA 735-H-07-001) (H, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides/ Protejase de los Pesticidas (English/Spanish), 34.5" x 22" poster, (EPA 735-H-93-001) (H, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Chinese-Mandarin) (PDF) (48 pp, 2.0MB), 48 pages, 2006, (EPA 305-B-06-004) (H, O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Filipino-Tagalog) (PDF) (47 pp, 2.2MB), 47 pages, 2006, (EPA 305-B-06-006) (H, O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Haitian Creole) (PDF) (47 pp, 4.0MB), 47 pages, 2006, (EPA 305-B-06-007) (H, O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Hmong) (PDF) (48 pp, 3.0MB), 48 pages, 2006, (EPA 305-B-06-009) (H, O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Ilocano) (PDF) (47 pp, 2.3MB), 47 pages, 2006, (EPA 305-B-06-010) (H, O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Khmer) (PDF) (48 pp, 1.9MB), 48 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-F-05-016) (H, O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Laotian) (PDF) (50 pp, 2.3MB), 50 pages, 2006, (EPA 305-B-06-008) (O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Polish) (PDF) (47 pp, 2.2MB), 47 pages, 2006, (EPA 305-B-06-005) (O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Portuguese) (PDF) (47 pp, 4.2MB), 47 pages, 1993, (EPA 735-B-03-002) (H, O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Russian) (PDF) (50 pp, 2.3MB), 50 pages, July 2008, (EPA 735-K-08-003) (H, O)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Spanish) (PDF) (48 pp, 1.8MB), 48 pages, Revised June 2008, (EPA 735-B-06-001) (O, CD)
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Protect Yourself from Pesticides: Guide for Agricultural Workers (English/Vietnamese) (PDF) (46 pp, 2.9MB), 46 pages, 1994, (EPA 735-B-93-002-VN) (H, O, CD)
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Steps to Protect Yourself from Pesticides (English/Haitian Creole)Exit EPA, 28 pages, October 1995, (EPA 735-F-95-003) (H, O, CD)
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Steps to Protect Yourself from Pesticides (English/Vietnamese)Exit EPA, 28 pages, October 1995, (EPA 735-F-95-004) (H, O, CD)
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Steps to Protect Yourself from Pesticides pocket guide (English/Khmer) (PDF) (15 pp, 509K), 15 pages, October 1995 (EPA 735-F-05-015)(H, O, CD)
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Steps to Protect Yourself from Pesticides (English/Laotian)Exit EPA, 28 pages, October 1995, (EPA 735-F-95-006) (O, CD)
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Steps to Protect Yourself from Pesticides / Medidas de Proteccao Pessoal contra Pesticidas (English/Portuguese) (PDF) (15 pp, 1MB), 15 pages, October 1995, (EPA 735-F-03-008) (O, CD)
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Steps to Protect Yourself from Pesticides/ Pasos a Seguir Para Protegerse De Los Pesticides (English/Spanish), 28 pages, October 1995, (EPA 735-F-95-002) (O, CD)

Information for Healthcare Providers

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A Guide to Heat Stress in Agriculture, 56 pages, May 1993, (EPA 750-B-92-001) (O, CD)
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Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th Edition, 272 pages, 2013, (EPA 735-K-13-001) (H, O)
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Reconocimiento y Manejo de los Envenenamiento por Pesticidas (Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings) Spanish, 238 pages, 1999, (EPA 735-R-98-004) (H, O, CD)

 

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