Safety: Cannabis Industry Workplace Safety Needs Improvement

cannabisnow.com
Date:
Sunday, Apr 1, 2018

In order for the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry to continue its steady climb to domination within the American sin market, companies may need to slow their roll long enough to ensure employees are equipped with the necessary skills to maintain a safe and productive workplace. This is something that is presently lacking in some legal states, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

Researchers at Colorado State University recently conducted a survey consisting of several hundred of the state’s cannabis industry workers. What they found was most cannabis industry employees are not at all educated on the potential occupational hazards that come with the job. Nor are they trained on how to deal with these issues should they arise.

On a positive note, however, the study did find that the majority of the people currently employed in the cannabis trade are interested in turning this around. All they need is some internal support.

Nearly half of the respondents said they have yet to receive any training on how to handle chemicals and other potential vulnerabilities.

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