EPA's Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisonings and injuries among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. The WPS offers protections to over three and a half million people who work with pesticides at over 560,000 workplaces.

The WPS contains requirements for pesticide safety training, notification of pesticide applications, use of personal protective equipment, restricted entry intervals following pesticide application, decontamination supplies, and emergency medical assistance. If you wish to receive a hard copy of EPA’s How to Comply with the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides: What Employers Need to Know, please contact the Department with your request.

Worker Protection Standard and Worker Safety Contacts

Tyler Kralicek

Pesticide Enforcement Supervisor
701-328-4922 tkralicek@nd.gov

Jeremiah Lien

Pesticide Outreach Specialist
701-425-3016 jjlien@nd.gov

North Dakota Department of Agriculture

600 E Boulevard Dept 602 Bismarck ND 58505-0020
701-328-2231 1-800-242-7535