New resource outlines employers’ health and safety requirements in the cannabis cultivation industry
Cannabis cultivation, like any industry, exposes workers to certain risks, and employers must have a health and safety program to protect their workers. This information sheet identifies common risks in cannabis cultivation, from MSIs to pesticide exposure, and offers guidance to employers to reduce those risks.
Health and safety in cannabis cultivation describes the hazards of various risks and discusses methods to control them, using the hierarchy of controls to help employers understand how choose the appropriate solutions. It mentions a range of plans and programs that are part of a larger health and safety plan, and includes links to regulations and sources of additional information.