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. 

Recent Changes to WPS

WPS Qualified Trainers​