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Cannabis Worker’s Death Triggers Closer OSHA Industry Scrutiny



OSHA has put the cannabis business on notice to strengthen worker protections after an asthma attack claimed the life of a Boston woman whose job involves handling and processing marijuana. Her death was attributed to her work.


An Occupational Safety and Health Administration hazard alert notice and citations were issued in June in connection with a worker who passed away on January 7 after being exposed to "occupational levels of whole and ground cannabis."


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