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Worker Protection Program - Agricultural Owner Checklist | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Worker Protection Program - Agricultural Owner Checklist

I am the current owner and operator of a farm, ranch or other agricultural establishment where pesticides are used in the production of agricultural commodities. I understand that I am considered to be an Agricultural Owner according to the Worker Protection Standard which exempts me and my immediate family from certain requirements of the WPS.

 Yes
  No
  Not Applicable

I am considered to be an Agricultural Owner under the WPS. When I or my immediate family handles (or applies) a pesticide, personal protective equipment listed on the product label is used.

 Yes
  No
  Not Applicable

I am considered to be an Agricultural Owner under the WPS. If I employ workers other than my immediate family to perform tasks un-related to pesticide handling, I provide the following protections to those workers in addition to those required for agricultural owners and their immediate families.

  • Information at a central location regarding all pesticide applications
  • Pesticide Safety Training
  • Decontamination Sites
  • Information Exchange Between Commercial Handlers and Myself
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Restrict Entry During Applications
  • Observe Restricted-Entry Intervals
  • Notice About Applications
  • Post Warning Signs at Application Sites
  • Provide Oral Warnings of Applications

 Yes
  No
  Not Applicable