Jim Harvey, B.S.

Pennsylvania Rural Health Farm Worker Protection Safety Specialist

202 Beecher-Dock House, University Park, PA 16802
Office: (814) 863-8214 Email: jdh18@psu.edu

Jim (known by some as “The WPS Geek”) helps agricultural producers and their employees gain an understanding of, and comply with, the Protection Agency’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The program places special emphasis on migrant and immigrant farm workers as well as the Amish and Old Order Mennonite (Anabaptist) communities.

Jim offers technical and compliance assistance in various formats:

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies with an emphasis on conservation law enforcement from Lock Haven State College (Lock Haven University). Prior to joining PORH, he served as a regional farm safety educator with Penn State Extension.

Jim and his wife live in the Lewistown area; they have two adult daughters. Jim’s hobbies include hiking and helping people and organizations improve their buildings’ energy efficiency – so when he’s not “bothering” growers about WPS, he’s probably “bothering” them about improving their farm’s energy efficiency.