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Restrictions for Worker Entry into Treated Areas

Workers face the greatest potential for exposure to pesticides when entering an area recently treated with a pesticide. EPA is proposing multiple changes to provide greater protection for workers entering a treated area within the time period when general entry is restricted, according to the pesticide label.

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 Restrictions for Worker Entry into Treated Areas:

A. Establish Minimum Age of 16 for Workers Entering a Treated Area under an REI

B. Requirements for Entry During an REI

C. Clarify Requirement for Decontamination Supplies for Workers Entering a Treated Area under an REI

D. Exception to the General Prohibition against Sending Workers into a Treated Area under an REI

ii. Limit “agricultural emergency” exception.
iv. Eliminate provision for exceptions requiring Agency approval.

E. Expansion of Entry-Restricted Areas

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