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Colorado Releases Marijuana Workplace Health and Safety Guide

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
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By EHS Today

Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued a new document detailing how marijuana growers successfully can create and manage a health and safety program in response to the state’s growing industry.

The “Guide to Worker Safety and Health in the Marijuana Industry” provides an outline for businesses based on existing rules and regulations from national and federal agencies including OSHA, ANSI, NIOSH and the EPA in an effort to assist them with creating an effective occupational health and safety program.

“The complicated nature of the hazards present in the marijuana industry highlights the need for careful attention to safety and health at all types of marijuana businesses,” the guide says.

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