Marijuana/Cannabis Industry

Advisory Meetings

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, subchapter 7, new section

If you have questions regarding these meetings, please contact Amalia Neidhardt at (916) 574‑2993.

Wednesday,
January 31, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Elihu Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, 2nd floor, Room 1
Oakland, California

As required by Labor Code section 147.6, Cal/OSHA will convene an advisory committee on January 31, 2018, to evaluate whether there is a need to develop industry specific regulations related to the activities of licensees under Division 10 (commencing with Section 26000) of the Business and Professions (B&P) Code. The meeting will consider, but not be limited to, whether specific requirements are needed to address exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke by employees at facilities where on-site consumption of marijuana is permitted under B&P Code section 26200(d), and whether specific requirements are needed to address the potential risks of combustion, inhalation, armed robberies, or repetitive strain injuries.

At this advisory committee meeting stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input on the unique health and safety issues associated with working in the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and sale of medicinal and adult-use marijuana. An agenda for the meeting and related handouts are provided below:

Meeting Documents:

June 2017

As required by Labor Code Section 147.5 (enacted in 2015 by Assembly Bill 266), the Division of Occupational Safety and Health gave the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board a final report about the Advisory Committee Meeting held last year and the input received from stakeholders on determining whether new occupational health and safety regulations need to be developed for medical cannabis industry.

Information about the Standards Board meeting can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/documents/agendaJun2017.pdf

A copy of the Division memo providing the Findings and Recommendations of the Advisory Committee, can be accessed at http://www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/documents/CalOSHA-findings-and-recommendations-for-the-Medical-Cannabis-Industry-6-2-17.pdf

October 25, 2016
Oakland, CA

As required by Labor Code Section 147.5 (enacted in 2015 by Assembly Bill 266), the Division of Occupational Safety and Health held an advisory committee to evaluate the need to develop industry-specific regulations for occupational hazards associated with medical marijuana.

At this advisory committee meeting stakeholders and the public provided input on the unique health and safety issues associated with working in the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and sale of medical marijuana.

Meeting Documents

June 2018