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Cannabis Industry Safety & Preventing OSHA Citations

The rapid legalization of cannabis has been encouraging industry growth and has attracted more attention from federal regulatory bodies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Following a number of incidents and near misses, cannabis facilities have been increasingly frequented by OSHA visits, leading to a spike in citations and fines. A review…

Gov’t May Issue New COVID-19 Standards

Expect New COVID-19 Safety Standards Employers even in the cannabis industry can expect increased enforcement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Biden administration and possibly emergency temporary standards to combat COVID-19. The hiring of more OSHA inspectors also is likely. The Biden campaign has stated publicly that the development of an…

OSHA & Post-Accident Drug Testing

OSHA: When Post-Accident Drug Testing Is Permitted The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has clarified its position that post-accident drug testing is not prohibited under the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule. The agency said many employers that conduct post-incident drug testing likely do so to promote workplace safety and health. Action…