The types of workplace injuries experienced in the cannabis industry can vary according to the size of an operation, the extent to which it is vertically integrated or not, and which segment of the industry is its focus.Workers' Compensation
By and large, they are not too different from similar industries, like vineyards, which have a similar mix of agriculture, processing, distribution and retail.
The types of injuries can vary according to the size of an operation, the extent to which it is vertically integrated or not, and which segment of the industry is its focus. Here are five of the most common.
Repetitive motion exposures can arise in processing and packing operations, as well as on the retail end, but they can vary by the company’s size and heterogeneity.
‘Typically, if you’re doing a repetitive task and you have the manpower, you can rotate employees through different positions to break it up, use different muscle groups for different tasks,’ said Win Williams, senior vice president and risk services lead for HUB International’s cannabis specialty practice.