Worker Protection Program

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Worker Protection Program staff evaluates the implementation of the state worker safety regulations and provides input on changes to the federal Worker Protection Standard. Research includes looking at trends in the pesticide illness surveillance database, enforcement database, compliance assessment studies, and data from field surveys and exposure monitoring studies. This program is also responsible for developing outreach materials such as the Pesticide Safety Information Series leaflets. Staff develop and administer worker outreach and other projects as part of the Pesticide Consolidated Cooperative Agreement with U.S. EPA.

As of January 2, 2017, California regulations have been updated to be consistent with the new federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS).

2017 Worker Safety Regulation Changes and Training Resources – Overview of regulatory changes, amended regulatory text, training materials, and train-the-trainer program information.

Worker Safety Outreach and Education Resources

Resources for Worker Protection Regulations


For content questions, contact:
Kevin Solari
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 323-7614
E-mail: Kevin.Solari@cdpr.ca.gov