Your Business and OSHA
Just like any other business, your cannabis business must comply with OSHA regulations if you have employees.
OSHA has some record-keeping exceptions for companies with fewer than ten employees, but its safety regulations apply to all businesses – even businesses that the federal government does not recognize as legal.
As a business owner, you are responsible for keeping the workplace safe for your employees. OSHA’s goal is to make sure you do that.
Fines can be high -- up to $7,000 per serious violation and soon to rise to $12,500.
OSHA has been inspecting cannabis-related businesses in states where recreational marijuana is legal. Those inspections have usually ended in fines. Fines can be high – up to $7,000 per serious violation and soon to rise to $12,500.
As a cannabis business owner, you must be up-to-date on OSHA requirements. When Maine’s recreational rules and regulations come out, you will also need to know and comply with the safety standards that are in them.
Start your business by being compliant and then stay complaint.