Worker Protection Program

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

As of January 2, 2017, California regulations have been updated to be consistent with the recently revised federal WPS.

Worker Safety Regulation Changes and Training Resources – Overview of regulatory changes, amended regulatory text, training materials, and Train-the-Trainer (T2) program information.

Worker Safety Outreach and Education Resources

Resources for Worker Protection Regulations


For content questions, contact:
Kevin Solari
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-4222
E-mail: Kevin.Solari@cdpr.ca.gov