Oregon OSHA Announces Cannabis Safety Forum

The Sept. 18-19 forum, which is titled "Safety and Health in the Cannabis Industry: From Seed to Shatter," is part of the Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference.

Oregon OSHA and partners are hosting a Sept. 18-19 forum for cannabis growers and extractors about safety and health in their industry. The event is part of a two-day event in Bend, Ore.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the state Department of Consumer and Business Services, is one of several partners presenting the forum, which is titled "Safety and Health in the Cannabis Industry: From Seed to Shatter." It's part of the Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference, which will tackle a range of other workplace health and safety issues.

According to the agency, the forum takes place as the industry surrounding cannabis – a legal agricultural commodity in Oregon – continues to evolve. It will address multiple health and safety topics and will include a question-and-answer session. It will feature speakers from Oregon OSHA; the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC); Oregon Department of Agriculture; the Portland and Bend fire departments; and Oregon-based grow and extraction operations.

Topics will include:

  • OLCC requirements
  • Cannabis grow operations
  • Hydrocarbon extraction
  • Carbon dioxide extraction
  • CO2 and alcohol extraction
  • Fire marshal regulations
  • Pesticide regulations
  • Ergonomic risk factors
  • Oregon OSHA consultation services

Registration for the Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference is now open. The cost to attend ranges from $55 to $210. For more details about the cannabis forum – including specific presentation times and topic areas – or to register, go to https://safetyseries.cvent.com/central18.

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