KMUD is a listener-sponsored community radio station broadcasting a variety of formats including a show called The Cannabis Show. Located in Garberville, CA, KMUD Garberville 91.1 FM broadcast up in Humboldt, Northern Mendocino, and Western Trinity counties, NW California. The Cannabis Show is an hour-long conversation and is hosted by Steve Dodge and Sunshine Johnston with various people in the cannabis industry like cultivators, distributors, laboratory scientists, politicians, and leaders in the cannabis community.
Cannabis Clearwater (CCW) was honored to be involved in one of its shows. KMUD asked CCW’s CEO Matt Hayashi to be in the Cannabis Show and talk about Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with respect to cannabis safety in California. Matt Hayashi is an OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer in both the 30 hour and 10 hour safety trainings.
When asked about OSHA training in the cannabis industry Matt says “The California Department of Industrial Relations requires “All employers in the cannabis industry, including those who cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, and test marijuana products, must take steps to protect their employees from all health and safety hazards associated with their work.”
Matt is also a Cal/OSHA Industry Training for Cannabis Professionals at Cal Poly Humboldt State University and Sonoma State University and the Santa Rosa Junior College.
State of California Department of Industrial Relation states the following:
All employers in the cannabis industry, including those who cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, and test marijuana products, must take steps to protect their employees from all health and safety hazards associated with their work.
Several Cal/OSHA regulations apply to workplaces in the cannabis industry. This webpage contains links to these regulations and other helpful resources for providing a safe and healthy workplace in the cannabis industry in California.
It’s important to stay updated with the current rules and regulations for both state and federal.
- Workplace Hazard Communication Plans
- Employee Hazard Material Training
- Employee Personal Protection Equipment
- Workplace Fire Prevention Plans
- OSHA Form 300 & 301
Matt says “If its a quiet day at work then its a good day”. Be prepared for the unprepared when it comes to safety.