The Death of a Marijuana Worker – Asthma, OSHA, and Workplace Safety Hit the Cannabis Industry

Inspectors noted the facility had not established respiratory protections for staff handling volumes of agitated cannabis dust hazardous to compromised systems. But in fairness, few viability guidelines existed around large-scale commercial cultivation when early operators raced to capitalize on legalization. But playing the devil’s advocate – it might be kind of obvious to ensure worker’s protections in an enclosed space with plant matter floating in the air.