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It’s Complicated: Workplace Safety in Cannabis

August 7, 2021 | 10:00 am | 32 | Operations Management

This presentation is an introduction to the complicated world of workplace safety and health. All employers have a legal responsibility to protect workers from the hazards in their operation. We identify the types of hazards that exist and how to create an effective safety plan for the cannabis workplaces that both protects employees and mitigates risk.

Understand the complex hazards that exist in cannabis workplaces. Understand the responsibility cannabis employers have to protect employees and mitigate risk. Understand the written plans needed for an effective safety program. Understand the employee training needed for an effective safety program.

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Matthew Clark, Founder, Think Happy Consulting

Matthew Clark is the CEO and founder of Think Happy Consulting. A firm focused on technical writing, compliance and workplace safety for the cannabis and hemp industry. Matthew has more than 25 years of management experience. For the past five years has worked in all aspects of Washington state’s legal cannabis market. Starting in early 2019 Think Happy Consulting expanded into the hemp industry. From retail to large scale production, Matthew has extensive practical experience managing cannabis and hemp operations. As a result, he understands all aspects of the industry from seed to sale and uses that experience and understanding to implement operating plans, employee training, and standardized processes to ensure compliance, productivity, and safety. Matthew believes education is critical to the growth of the industry. He speaks regularly at trade shows and digital events on topics ranging from workplace safety to hemp drying basics.

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