Common OSHA Citations in the Cannabis Industry: Employee Hazard Material Training

Are you a cannabis cultivator, processor, or involved in another part of the legal cannabis industry? Even though the Federal government does not recognize the legality of cannabis, OSHA still has jurisdiction to check cannabis worksites (agricultural, processing, and retail) and cite companies for workplace violations. Is your cannabis business prepared for a visit from OSHA?

Some of the most common citations relate to:  Employee Hazard Material Training

Has your cannabis business conducted Hazardous Materials training? Are you a cultivator who uses pesticides or fungicides or an extraction technician using chemicals such as butane? Have your employees received training on storage, handling and dispensing these materials? Do you have systems in place to store these materials and plans should an accident occur involving hazardous materials? RHP Risk can help you develop training programs, accident prevention guidelines, and a plan of action in the event of an accident.

RHP Risk helps our clients access risk in the workplace, especially risk as related to OSHA standards, and mitigate that risk and increase safety. We can help you be prepared for a visit from OSHA and help avoid them altogether by helping you create a safe work environment and protect your workers’ health and safety.