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Anchorage DEC Office Outage

Anchorage DEC offices are experiencing a phone and internet outage. Please call the mainline of the Juneau or Fairbanks office location for assistance. Report oil and hazmat spills in the Anchorage area during business hours or statewide after-hours: 907-891-0757. During business hours, spills in Northern or Southeast regions can still be reported to the respective local response team office.

Information for Farms and Greenhouses

The Federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is designed to protect agricultural employees against harm from pesticides. It applies to nurseries, greenhouses, farms, and other sites that produce agricultural plants.

  • If you use pesticides at your farm or greenhouse
  • and
  • You have non-family employees
  • Then Federal Worker Protection Standards apply to you.
  • Make sure you know and follow WPS – It’s the law.

Worker Protection Standards requires you to:

  • provide pesticide training to employees
  • post information about pesticides that have been used
  • post emergency assistance information
  • provide personal protective equipment and decontamination supplies
  • store pesticides in a secure, separate area with appropriate warning signs

There are other requirements based on specific circumstances. We recommend that you review the EPA’s How to Comply Manual for more information on WPS requirements.

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