Ag Alert: EPA-Oregon rule

ofs-foodshelterBy Oregonians for Food and Shelter

In late 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a major update to the Worker Protection Standards (WPS). These rules apply when most pesticide products are used on an agricultural establishment.

You can read the updated EPA rules HERE. And an OFS overview can be found HERE.

Most of the new rules go into effect on January 1, 2017 and the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OR-OSHA) is currently finalizing the Oregon specific rules for implementation. While some of the Oregon specific rules are positive, other sections are troubling. That’s why OR-OSHA needs to hear from you!

If you are unable to attend a listening session, you can also submit comments through the OFS VoterVoice sytem at:

Or via email directly to OR-OSHA at [email protected]
All comments are due by December 14th.

Have a great weekend!

Katie, Scott, Diann & Angi

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