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Decontamination and Emergency Assistance

When accidents happen, it’s crucial that workers and handlers have the information and resources to act quickly. EPA is proposing several changes to the WPS to improve the ability of workers and handlers to take action in the event of accidental exposure.

Read the details of the proposed changes and the rationale before you comment.

All your comments are welcome but we have specific questions for you on changes to Decontamination and Emergency Assistance:

A. Clarify the Quantity of Water Required for Decontamination.

B. Eliminate the Substitution of Natural Waters for Decontamination Supplies.

C. Requirements for Ocular Decontamination in Case of Exposed Pesticide Handlers.

D. Showers for Handler Decontamination.

XV. Emergency Assistance

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