The cannabis industry has been a lightning rod for social issues, but often missing from these conversations is the impact to the workers in this emerging industry. With varied touchpoints in product processing, there are associated hazards – not to mention what we don’t know yet.
This webinar will provide an overview of the health and safety aspects of the legal cannabis industry, including assessing and controlling potential exposures to the chemicals used in processing the product and the finished product itself. Ergonomic hazards will also be discussed.
Peter Gendron, the foremost cannabis expert in Oregon, will share his unique perspective on the challenges faced in the industry including law, regulation, and building code and Michael Rochlin will draw on his valuable IH experience as he identifies parallels to existing industries for resources and lessons learned.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Describe health and safety challenges in the cannabis industry
- Anticipate and recognize common workplace hazards during cannabis production and processing
- Identify controls to mitigate hazards
Michael Rochlin, CSP