On November 2, 2015, EPA published Federal Register notice of EPA’s final regulations revising protections provided to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, and other persons under the Worker Protection Standard. This final rule is effective January 1, 2016. Agricultural employers and handler employers will be required to comply with most of the new requirements on January 2, 2017, as provided in 40 CFR 170.2. Agricultural employers and handler employers will be required to comply with certain new requirements on January 1, 2018 or later, as provided in 40 CFR 170.311(a)(3), 170.401(c)(3), 170.501(c)(3) and 170.505(b).

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