Cannabis Occupational Health and Safety
Marijuana cultivators, harvesters, extractors, laboratories, dispensaries, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are required to adhere to all regulations established by their state legislatures. This includes OSHA regulation and safety and health best practices.
There are various types of occupational hazards encountered in this industry. These hazards can be broken down into three categories:
carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, pesticides, disinfectants/cleaning chemicals and nutrients and corrosive chemicals
ergonomics, electrical, noise, powered industrial trucks (forklifts), machines and hand tools, confined spaces (tanks)
For the cannabis industry, PHASE Associates can help you to recognize occupational health hazards that might be present in your facility. We provide recommendations for engineering and personal protective equipment controls that can help eliminate or reduce hazards. Our industrial hygienists will develop written workplace safety and health programs. We also conduct worker safety training programs for the cannabis industry.