EPA Updates Standards to Increase Safety and Protect the Health of America’s Farmworkers

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced increased protection for the nation’s two million agricultural workers and their families.

The revised standards give farmworkers health protections under the law similar to those already afforded to workers in other industries. EPA’s updates reflect extensive stakeholder involvement from federal and state partners and the agricultural community including farmworkers, farmers and industry.

Follow the link to view the changes to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard. WPS changes_compariso chart

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Photo of Randy Fulk, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRandy FulkExtension Associate - Horticulture Production (336) 593-8179 rafulk@ncat.eduNC A&T Personnel
NC State Extension, NC State University
Posted on Sep 29, 2015
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