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Colorado Researchers Examine Scope of Health and Safety Training in Local Cannabis Companies

A recent study from ColoradoSPH and Colorado State University researchers found that nearly 23 percent of workers in Colorado cannabis companies have never received health and safety training.

The first of its kind, the work and well-being report was published this month by researchers associated with the school’s Center for Health, Work and Environment (CHWE) and its Mountain & Plains Education Research Center (MAP ERC) at CSU. The research was led by CSU PhD student Kevin Walters, and co-authors included CHWE’s Deputy Director Liliana Tenney, MPH, and CSU’s Dr. Gwen Fisher, assistant professor of psychology and program director of the MAP ERC’s Occupational Health Psychology Program.

The study collected data from 214 workers and looks at the demographics, policies and observations of the Colorado cannabis industry. Top health concerns were related to air quality and the efficiency and comfort of the workplace.

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