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When I See That, It’s Not Scary, It’s Really Encouraging, He Explained.

Roberta Smith, manager of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Late Night Sesh: Every Recreational Dispensary With colorado marijuana Extended Hours in Denver “Every worker needs this type of training, no matter the industry. It’s so awesome to see this participation and thirst for knowledge.” she added. Roberta Smith, manager of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Occupational Health Program, talks to cannabis industry employees about avoiding work hazards. While some of the advice was standard for many industries, much of the course offered specific insight on safety issues for which cannabis business owners have few templates. Having an ergonomically-friendly table height for bud trimmers, proper training for temporary workers and precise pesticide application times might seem like common sense, but the training requires adequate planning, according to Joshua Scott, instructor and director of education for the School of Public Health. “It’s the repetitive stuff you don’t think about,” he said. “It’s the slips, trips and falls, lighting issues or even table ergonomics. There’s a lot of different considerations.” In an interactive poll of attendees, 92 percent said they had some changes to make in the workplace. The high number is a good sign, Scott told the group, showing willingness for transparency and improvement among cannabis businesses. “When I see that, it’s not scary, it’s really encouraging,” he explained.  “If you can’t take just one safety improvement back from this course, then we’ve done our job.” The course also covered workplace safety and crime, including how to protect employees from robberies in an all-cash businesses and why facilities should be updated from the industry’s earlier days, when there was less regulation and oversight.

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