Cannabis Production & Manufacturing, Environmental Health & Safety Management
Protecting the Health of Cannabis Workers
According to the cannabis jobs report (2019), there are more people now working in legal cannabis operations than dental hygienists, coal miners, or textile workers. Jobs within the cannabis industry grew by 44 percent in 2018 over the prior year, pushing the current total cannabis workforce in the U.S. to about 211,000 in 2019.
Cannabis employment is rising sharply. However, are the workers flocking to the industry being provided the training and equipment they need for protection against on-the-job hazards?
The answer: Not yet.
Widespread changes in marijuana legalization, leading to the rapid expansion of cannabis growing operations and cannabis …
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