If you only store or transport agricultural plants, answer "no."
I'm not sure
Note: even products used in organic settings may use include "AGRICULTURAL USE REQUIREMENTS" on their labeling.
It sounds like the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) applies on the establishment
where you work. It only applies to you if you are paid to perform activities that
are directly related to the production and/or maintenance of the agricultural plants.
Not Directly Related:
You answered "No" to the use of Agricultural Use pesticide products.
It's important to make sure that's correct.
This is an important question. You need to know about the pesticide products in order to determine if the WPS applies to you. If you don't know how to access the labels, ask your supervisor or the establishment operator about the pesticide products that are used. Examine the pesticide products used on the agricultural establishment. Search for the "AGRICULTURAL USE REQUIREMENTS" on each pesticide label and read that section carefully.
If you have questions, contact
in your state responsible for regulating pesticides.
Have you read the definition of an agricultural establishment?
An agricultural establishment is defined as any farm,
forest operation, or nursery engaged in the outdoor or
enclosed space production of agricultural plants. An
establishment that is not primarily agricultural is an
agricultural establishment if it produces agricultural
plants for transplant or use (in part or their entirety)
in another location instead of purchasing the agricultural plants.
When in doubt, reach out to the regulators
that know the regulation best. In most states,
the state Department of Agriculture is
responsible. In tribal territory,
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
applies to paid workers in agriculture and
forestry. It appears it doesn't apply to you
in your current situation. Check again if your
In and out of agriculture, the EPA requires testing, certification,
and continuing education for licensed pesticide applicators. A license
is required to buy or use restricted-use pesticides. Those
requirements are changing because new final rules
were announced on December 12,
2016. Learn more...
Based on your answers, it looks like the Worker Protection Standard
does apply to you.