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Office of Inspector General

Report: EPA Needs to Evaluate the Impact of the Revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard on Pesticide Exposure Incidents

Report #18-P-0080, February 15, 2018

What Was Found

Over 2 million agricultural workers and pesticide handlers are protected by the WPS. Revisions to the standard are intended to reduce exposure to pesticides and provide enhanced protection to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers and their families.

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