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Oregon Pesticide and Fertilizer Program
The Pesticide and Fertilizer Programs regulate the sale and use of pesticides and fertilizers in Oregon
In evaluating a pesticide registration application, we assess a wide variety of potential human health and environmental effects associated with use of the product.
Pesticide Labels and GHS: Comparison and Samples
EPA has not adopted GHS for pesticide product classification and labeling. In most cases, GHS hazard statements and pictograms should not appear on pesticide product labels sold and distributed in the United States.
Worker protection standard
The Worker Protection Standard was written by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. Oregon OSHA enforces the Worker Protection Standard as it was adopted in 437-004-6000.
Source: Oregon OSHA
ntegrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally friendly, common sense approach to controlling pests. The IPM principles and benefits described on this website apply to any type of structure and landscaping.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools
Oregon State law requires that all pesticide applications made in schools (both public and private) be completed by a fully licensed applicator. Pesticides applied must be "low-impact" and schools must implement IPM practices.
Revisions to the Worker Protection Standard
These revisions to the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard will afford farmworkers similar health protections that are already afforded to workers in other industries.