The fact that more and more states have started legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes means that more and more people are working with marijuana on a daily basis. The problem is that the industry has grown so fast that safety measures and standards haven’t been able to keep up. Colorado, being the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, has had more time than anyone else to put something together to aid with marijuana workers right and safety. They have just published a “Marijuana occupational safety and health” section on their website and it’s fairly comprehensive.
Check it out and let me know what you think!
I get asked, on a regular basis, for Tool Box Talks (TBT). Tool box talks, if you don’t know are short talks and handouts for weekly or monthly safety meetings. Tool box talks are, by far, the term that is searched for on this blog.
When I come across a site that has tool box talks therefore, I try to make sure I share the information with my readers.
With that in mind, head over to http://www.ehsdb.com/tool-box-talk.php for up to 400 downloadable tool box talks.
That ought to keep you going for a while!
Hazard Communication Cheat Sheet from SolvChem Custom Packaging Division
OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.
The main goal of safety and health programs is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the suffering and financial hardship these events can cause for workers, their families, and employers. The recommended practices use a proactive approach to …