Worker Protection Program

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Worker Protection Program staff evaluates the implementation of the state worker safety regulations and provides input on changes to the federal Worker Protection Standard. Research includes looking at trends in the pesticide illness surveillance database, enforcement database, compliance assessment studies, and data from field surveys and exposure monitoring studies. This program is also responsible for developing outreach materials such as the Pesticide Safety Information Series leaflets. Staff develop and administer worker outreach and other projects as part of the Pesticide Consolidated Cooperative Agreement with U.S. EPA.

From January 2, 2017 new pesticide worker safety requirements are in effect for employers and employees working in the production of agricultural commodities. California regulations have been updated to be consistent with the new federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS).

  • Pesticide Safety Information Series (PSIS) - leaflets explaining the worker safety regulations and other safety information to workers.
    In Punjabi
  • Mixtec Pesticide Safety Training (available in VHS and DVD formats). Comes with an English script. Request via DPR's Publication/Video Order Form, PDF (86 kb). Topics include:
  1. Before you start work in the field.
  2. Hazard communication and notification.
  3. Protecting yourself from pesticides.
  4. If a pesticide makes you sick.
  5. Decontamination at the end of the day.

For content questions, contact:
Kevin Solari
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 323-7614