Oregon OSHA Creates Online Safety and Health Guide for Proper Cannabis Handling
Cannabis companies now have a step-by-step guide to safety.
Oregon OSHA wants cannabis growers, processors and retailers to be safe by identifying hazards with their work and how to properly to correct them. Oregon OSHA came up with an online safety and health guide to ensure this happens.
The guide helps employers determine which rules apply to their businesses and highlights seven core requirements:
1. Identify workplace hazards
• Workplace hazards are anything that puts employees’ health or safety at risk.
• Employers and Employees can all identify hazards.
• You must require employees to report all hazards immediately.
2. Report and record workplace injuries
• Report the death of an employee or catastrophe (two or more employees fatally injured, or three or more employees admitted to a hospital or an equivalent medical facility) within eight hours.
• Report loss of an eye, amputation or avulsion (the tearing away or forcible separation of a body part by trauma) resulting in loss of a bone.
3. Display the Oregon OSHA “It’s the law” poster
• Posters must be put up where employees can see them.
• There is free online access to required posters.
4. Establish a safety committee or hold safety meetings