Friday, July 29, 2016

New EPA rules to protect farm worker pesticide exposure


Brenda Flanagan has the story for NJTV News in the video above,

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced the first update in 24 years of rules to protect farm workers from pesticide exposure.

The announcement was made at a media event held at the Atlantic Blueberry Company in Hammonton, NJ.      


Regional EPA Administrator Judith Enck says the goal of the rules is to achieve both prosperous farms and healthy farm workers. 

The updated regulations will increase costs for farmers but larger operations like Atlantic Blueberry say they already are meeting most of what is called for in the new rules.

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Below are two videos produced by the EPA on the updated Worker Protection Standards.




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