Worker Protection Standard Compliance
Virginia Worker Protection Standard Program
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enforced by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Office of Pesticide Services. It covers pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural plants on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses. WPS requires that you take steps to reduce the risk of pesticide-related illness and injury if you 1) use pesticides, or 2) employ workers or pesticide handlers who are exposed to such pesticides.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) - Office of Pesticide Services (OPS) is the lead agency in Virginia for pesticide regulation. This includes WPS.