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Identified Cannabis Workplace Hazards

Identified Cannabis Workplace Hazards

Cannabis industry hazards occur in many forms and must be effectively identified and managed to ensure employee health and safety. Recent publications indicate that cannabis industry hazards are more numerous and varied than many might have expected. Cannabis is now legal in some form (medical and/or recreational), but the industry has yet to develop as…

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…

Cannabis Workplace Holiday Safety

Crowd-related injuries can occur during special cannabis sales and promotional events so dispensary employers are responsible for providing their workers with safe and healthy workplaces. Employers are encouraged to adopt effective safety and health programs to identify and eliminate work-related hazards, including those caused by large crowds at retail sales events. These guidelines to help…

OSHA & Post-Accident Drug Testing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has clarified its position that post-accident drug testing is not prohibited under the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule. The agency said many employers that conduct post-incident drug testing likely do so to promote workplace safety and health. Action taken under a post-incident drug-testing policy would…