Cannabis and Hemp affected by Emergency Heat Exposure Rules

Much of the western United States has been experiencing record heat this summer prompting emergency rules for workplace safety. Extreme heat has become more and more common. This is leading western states to develop permanent rules to better protect workers. In the meantime, both Oregon and Washington have instituted emergency rules to provide immediate additional…

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The Importance of Day 1 Training

Cannabis Worker

In the cannabis and hemp industries, employees make all the difference. As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to make sure that those employees have the workplace safety training they need before they start any job. In a complicated workplace that can mean covering many different topics from accident prevention to pesticide application. Unfortunately,…

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Washington State makes cannabis essential.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has moved quickly to adjust rules to allow continued access to cannabis retail stores during the COVID-19 outbreak. Retail cannabis was deemed essential by the Governor’s office when it issued a stay-at-home order Monday evening. The order closes most retail and other non-essential businesses starting today, March 25,…

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