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.

  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:
Linda O’Connell
Phone: (916) 445-1717
E-mail: Linda.Oconnell@cdpr.ca.gov