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Cannabis Industry COVID-19 Guidance & Checklists

Short and simple to use checklists designed for workers in the cannabis industry to take a quick “snapshot” of safety in their areas of responsibility. Conducting frequent workplace safety and health inspections using these safety checklists is one of the most widely accepted means of identifying COVID-19 hazards and unsafe behavior. [See Our Free COVID-19…

Gov’t May Issue New COVID-19 Standards

Employers even in the cannabis industry can expect increased enforcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Biden administration and possibly emergency temporary standards to combat COVID-19. The hiring of more OSHA inspectors also is likely. The Biden campaign has stated publicly that the development of an emergency temporary standard is a…

Safety & Health In Cannabis Industry Workplaces

Cannabis Industry Hazards: The Next Chapter

The rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four (4) decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (or OSH) Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day) and…

National Electrical Safety Month

Electrical safety is important year-round in the cannabis industry, but it’s highlighted during the month of May with a campaign spearheaded by the Electrical Safety Foundation International, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace.   Are You Following Best Safety Practices? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

5 Safety Issues with Cannabis Extraction

Cannabis extraction is a process that comes with warning labels and safety risks. Extraction of cannabis is a simple process, which people have used for centuries. There are many records of people using cannabis tea, hash or tinctures in ancient times. There are two (2) main groups of cannabis extracts: Solvent Extracts: which are produced with…

Horticulture Safety Concerns in the Cannabis Industry

Local and government entities, as well as cannabis business owners, are recognizing a need to have better health and safety training to protect workers in the cannabis industry. The safety and health of employees should be the most important consideration in the operation of any business. Every employer and employee have responsibilities to comply with…

Cannabis Industry & Top OSHA Infractions

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is becoming active in the cannabis industry and has plans to inspect even more cannabis organizations. For example, in 2018 California’s AB-1700 law according to Section 26051.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to require “an employee who has successfully completed a federal Occupational Safety and Health…