We need to have some basic OSHA (occupational safety and health) training, like in any business, said Michelle Hood, director of the Redwood Womens Foundation, which hosts workshops on worker safety. Having someone trained to train other people is quality control. Youve got to have it.
Since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana, Hood said she hasnt seen many changes in workplace safety and standards. Growers generally lack awareness of their requirements under the law, the result of years spent operating underground.
You havent been able to go down to the Small Business Administration to find out: How am I supposed to educate my employees? How am I supposed to keep them safe? said Brandie Wilson, a human rights commissioner in Humboldt County. There hasnt been a space where you can freely ask those questions about how to operate a legitimate business.
In addition to experiencing sexual harassment and abuse, many trimmers drink and do drugs on the job, prepare and eat food where they work, and regularly experience health and safety issues, from getting resin in their eyes to accidentally stabbing themselves or others with trimming scissors.
Regulators and lawmakers are in the process of forming licensing standards and regulations over the marijuana industry. The state is expected to begin issuing licenses to cultivators in January, and many growers are making plans to move into the mainstream.
Wilson said she expects the bill, if enacted, to help those growers who are working toward legitimacy. But most worker abuses, she said, are not happening on legal marijuana farms.
It is still the people in the shadows, because in the shadows, we have a culture of silence. Snitches get stitches the underground still goes by that, Wilson said.
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The Central Shenandoah Health District is teaming up with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board to offer free naloxone training courses. Those in attendance will learn how to spot the signs of a drug overdose and how to administer the medicine to treat them, also known as Narcan, according to Dr. Laura Kornegay at with the CSHD. At the end of the course, free Narcan Health and Safety Training kits will be distributed, along with a card for future prescriptions. Naloxone has been more widely available in Virginia since the opioid crisis was declared a Public Health Emergency at the end of 2016. Dr. Kornegay said anyone is invited, including substance abusers and their family and friends. "When people stop breathing, obviously minutes matter. So having the medication available in the hands of lay people is very important," said Dr. Kornegay. The classes will be offered in Fulks Run, Bridgewater and Harrisonburg.