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Clinician's Guide to the EPA's Worker Protection Standard

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Policy and Advocacy.

Keywords: Environmental Health, Patient Education , Agricultural Workers.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: Farmworker Justice (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS) protects agricultural workers from the health risks associated with pesticides. This guide, jointly developed by Farmworker Justice and Migrant Clinicians Network, provides information to clinicians about the WPS, including basic protections, reporting and monitoring requirements, and important considerations for migrant health clinicians.

Resource Details: The WPS Guide is an updated version of a guide originally published by FJ and MCN in 2017. The guide summarizes recent developments and changes to the Worker Protection Standard.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit