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Cannabis Industry Cold Stress Safety

Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress. Some cannabis industry workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods, for example, snow cleanup crews outside of a cannabis dispensary or cultivation facility. Cold stress can be encountered in these types of work environments in…

Protect Privacy of Cannabis Industry Workers

To protect worker privacy, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (or OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident…

Should Dispensary Managers Be Armed?

Legal cannabis dispensaries are linked to higher levels of property crime in nearby areas, according to a nearly three-year study in Denver. The study was published online in the Journal of Primary Prevention. The researchers examined crime statistics for 481 Census block groups in Denver over 34 months (January 2013 to October 2015). When the…

Cannabis Dispensary Walkarounds for Managers

This provides guidance to help dispensary managers and cannabis business owners identify hazards in the dispensary workplace and communicate with workers about hazards in their jobs, by conducting safety walkarounds. There are at least two reasons why dispensary managers and owners should periodically conduct workplace inspections themselves. First, inspections demonstrate management’s commitment to improving safety and health…