Worker protection standard
When using this website, keep in the mind the correct definition of a pesticide: any substance that kills, repels, or otherwise controls any pest. Herbicides (weedkillers), fungicides, rodenticides, insecticides, etc. are all pesticides.
Extension faculty play an important role in educating employers about the federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) to protect pesticide handlers and workers on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses. University of Maryland Extension (UME) educators help employers understand their responsibilities to their employees. Contact your county UME office for more information.