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Cal/OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training

The cannabis industry, just like any industry, must be regulated for the safety of its workers. And while job growth prospects for California look promising, the cannabis industry is still relatively new and is constantly evolving. At the center of these industry changes, three (3) licensing authorities are responsible for licensing and regulating commercial cannabis activity…

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…

Dispensary Managers: Deliver Safety Message

Dispensary management leadership is a demonstrated commitment at the highest levels of a cannabis dispensary to safety and health. It means that business owners, executives, managers, and supervisors make safety and health a core organizational value, establish goals, provide resources, and set a good example. Because dispensary managers and workers take their cues from leadership,…

Cal/OSHA Declines Marijuana-Specific Regulations

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board met and decided that workplace hazards in the marijuana industry are adequately addressed by existing Title 8 regulations and that no new industry-specific regulations will be made at this time. Cal/OSHA held an advisory meeting to give the public an opportunity to identify workplace safety…

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…

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Top OSHA Infractions in the Cannabis Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is becoming active here in Denver, Colorado and has plans to inspect even more marijuana businesses. Even though marijuana businesses may not be federally supported, owners still must adhere to and comply with all federal laws and regulations for protecting their employees. Under the OSHA law, employers have…

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…

OSHA Training Program Requirements

As the cannabis industry becomes more mainstream, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will be making sure that cannabis business employers are creating safe workplaces, just as any other industry. And while cannabis businesses don’t appear to be high risk in safety, they are a novelty and there are many OSHA laws and regulations that…

Costs of Cannabis Workplace Injuries & Illnesses

As in all other industries, employees in the cannabis industry deserve to be safe in their workplace environments. Although it has been legal to use cannabis for recreational and medical purposes, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations in this industry are only now receiving attention. Injured workers in the cannabis industry have the same…