Exploring Occupational Health and Safety Issues in the Marijuana Industry – 5/15/2017

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  • Meredith Towle, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
  • Roberta Smith, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • James Couch, CDC/NIOSH
  • Bernadette Albanese, Tri-County Health Department in Colorado


  • Identify safety and health stakeholders when addressing hazards of an emerging industry.
  • Learn about current research efforts at NIOSH to evaluate potential occupational hazards in the legalized cannabis industry.
  • Gain an improved understanding of how legalized marijuana impacts occupational health and safety surveillance.

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