A new study of the Colorado cannabis industry by workers compensation consultancy Pinnacol Assurance concludes the industry is relatively safe for workers despite a few problem areas.
- The firm noted a “concerning” number of eye injuries, particularly “foreign body to eye” impacts.
- Other common injuries include strains, cuts and falls and slips.
- “We see companies increasingly adding safety managers and focusing on basic ergonomic, materials handling and fall protection risk mitigation,” one of the study’s authors said.
- A different study found MED states have fewer workplace fatalities across all industries, perhaps because fewer workers are on opioids.
- The N.Y. Times discovers pot jobs, and notes most are low paid.
- The industry pays better in the northeast and California.