As the industry for cannabis changes and become more regulated, California State Assembly requires any licensed cannabis business in California to provide a Cal/OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Safety course to one supervisor and one employee.
This certificate will enable cannabis industry-specific safety awareness to help in recognizing and reducing the risks of workplace injury. This course emphasizes hazard awareness, avoidance, control & prevention. The course is designed for supervisors or workers with safety responsibilities.
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In California, In accordance with the California Business and Professions Code, section 26051.5, employers with two or more employees must ensure one supervisor and one employee have successfully completed a Cal/OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach training course offered by a training provider that is authorized by an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center. https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/cannabis-industry-health-and-safety.html
For Cal OSHA, they can use the Cal OSHA certification anywhere in the state of California under the general industry. For Fed OSHA Certification, they can use the OSHA card anywhere in the U.S. All of which demonstrates that the participant has learned the basic fundamentals of safety and health hazards.
Currently, this training will be held online via Zoom. Once local restrictions have been lifted, in-person classes will become available.
OSHA’s Mission Statement: “With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance”