Cannabis

Cannabis

What are the occupational health and safety risks associated with cannabis cultivation?

Many of the same hazards faced by other agricultural workers exist in the cannabis industry. An important distinction is the lack of a safety infrastructure due to the informal and underground nature of the industry historically.

Preliminary research completed by WCAHS investigators suggests that workers can encounter diverse biological hazards; chemical risks or pesticide exposure; and physical hazards related to repetitive motion tasks, lifting heavy loads, bending, and stooping.

Schenker named ‘Leader in Field’ of Agromedicine

January 22, 2019
The Journal of Agromedicine has named distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Dr. Marc Schenker, its “Leader in the Field” for 2019.