The Buzz on Cannabis: Health & Safety in the Workplace

Berkeley, California
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Buzz on Cannabis: Health & Safety in the Workplace
Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Pauley Ballroom, Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
(510) 642-8365
2475 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California 94720
United States

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The scope of cannabis cultivation, processing, and retailing is changing and expanding throughout California. This one-day symposium will focus on identifying workplace safety hazards, exposure risks, and mitigation strategies within the cannabis industry.

Speakers include experts from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Center for Disease Control and Prevention / The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Western States Division, California Growers Association, United Food and Commercial Workers, UC San Francisco, and UC Davis.

Registration Fees:

Standard Registration: $385.00
Government Employees: $335.00
Late Registration: $435.00 (After March 12, 2018)

A limited number of discounted seats for full-time students are available. Email for more information.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize workplace hazards in the cannabis industry, including within the growing, harvesting, and processing environments

  • Apply safety programs in the workplace, such as hazard assessments and personal protective equipment assessments

  • Discuss job types, activities, the scope of the cannabis workforce, and areas for future research

  • Identify ergonomic issues in California cannabis farms

  • Name cardiovascular effects from secondhand smoke exposure, including vaping

  • Describe exposure risks of secondhand cannabis smoke and vaping emissions in public spaces


This educational activity is intended for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals including occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, registered environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, and others involved in the cannabis industry.

Contact Information

  • Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
    Continuing Education
    (510) 642-8365
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