What Growers Need to Know About the Worker Protection Standard

July 22, 2022 | 10:15 am | Room 1 | Compliance, Cultivation

Cannabis growers pest management practices may involve applying pesticides that require compliance with the Federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The goal of WPS is to inform and protect workers and handlers from exposure to pesticides as well as mitigate an exposure.

Lynn Timmer, Lead Pesticide Inspector, MI Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development

Lynn Timmer is a lead pesticide inspector with the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD). MDARD is the state regulatory agency for pesticide sale and use. MDARD Inspectors conduct inspections and investigations to determine compliance with State and Federal pesticide requirements. Lynn holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Michigan State University.