Worker Protection Standard

​​​​​​​The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection enforces the federal ​Worker Protection Standard (WPS) in Wisconsin. The WPS is a regulation issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intended to use information, training and practices to reduce the risk of pesticide exposure for pesticide handlers and other workers producing crops:

  • On farms​​​
  • In forests
  • In nurseries
  • In greenhouses

Workers and handlers include employees, self-employed contractors and, in some cases, owners. 

Changes to WPS

Recent changes already in effect

Compare old/new provisions

Proposed additional changes


Programs​​ to become a qualified trainer

Training materials and videos for workers, handlers and trainers

Training record form

Safety posters 

Requirements for posting WPS information

Posters for downloading and printing on 11 x 17 paper, with Wisconsin contact information

Order larger or laminated posters (no Wisconsin contact information)

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