ABSTRACT

Farmworkers: Additional Information Needed to Better Protect Workers from Pesticide Exposure, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Highlights: "The use of pesticides contributes to U.S. agricultural productivity by protecting crops against pests or weeds, but this use may pose risks to human health. To reduce the consequences of pesticide exposure to farmworkers' health, EPA [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] revised the WPS [Agricultural Worker Protection Standard] in 2015 to include a provision that allows a farmworker to identify a person who can request, for their benefit, certain pesticide information from their employer--this is called the designated representative provision. This report examines (1) what is known about the extent of use and effect of the designated representative provision on the availability of pesticide information and (2) what is known about any misuse of information obtained through the provision."

Report Number:
GAO-21-63
Publisher:
Date:
2021-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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