Westech Environmental LLC works closely with the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA), is a non-profit association of the air pollution control officers from all 35 local air quality agencies throughout California. CAPCOA was formed in 1976 to promote clean air and to provide a forum for sharing of knowledge, experience, and information among the air quality regulatory agencies around the State. The Association promotes unity and efficiency, and strives to encourage consistency in methods and practices of air pollution control. It is an organization of air quality professionals--leaders in their field.
All communications relating to CAPCOA should be sent to:
Tung Le, Executive Director
1107 Ninth Street, Suite 801
Sacramento, CA 95814
All employers in the cannabis industry, including those who cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, and test marijuana products, must take steps to protect their employees from all health and safety hazards associated with their work.
Several Cal/OSHA regulations apply to workplaces in the cannabis industry. This webpage contains links to these regulations and other helpful resources for providing a safe and healthy workplace in the cannabis industry in California.
The cannabis industry includes:
Employers in California are required to have an effective written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), to comply with the California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 3203. The IIPP must include procedures to identify and correct health and safety hazards in the workplace and provide effective training to all employees so they can perform work safely.
Note: Effective training that is required by section 3203 is separate from the Cal/OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach training that is required by the California Business and Professions Code, section 26051.5.
To develop a written IIPP or improve an existing program, visit Cal/OSHA's Injury and Illness Prevention Program e‑Tool webpage
Occupational health and safety regulations that may apply to employers in the cannabis industry*
* Other regulations may also apply. Employers are encouraged to use the resources below to learn more.Cal/OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training Requirement
In accordance with the California Business and Professions Code, section 26051.5, employers with two or more employees must ensure one supervisor and one employee have successfully completed a Cal/OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach training course offered by a training provider that is authorized by an OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center.
Note: Cal/OSHA does not enforce compliance with section 26051.5, which requires employees and supervisors to complete the Cal/OSHA 30-hour general industry outreach course. If you have questions about OTI or any regulations that require such training, please contact federal OSHA, the trainer, or the regulatory agency that mandates this training.
To find authorized training providers, please visit federal OSHA's Find a Trainer webpage.
To find authorized OTI educational centers, please visit federal OSHA's Current List of Authorized OTI Education Centerswebpage.
Note: Many training providers listed on these webpages offer both Cal/OSHA 30-hour general industry and federal OSHA 30-hour general industry courses, which are different. Be sure to attend the Cal/OSHA course if required by regulations that apply to your workplace.Cal/OSHA Resources
he three state cannabis licensing authorities and other partnering state agencies have assembled miscellaneous fact sheets and documents as resources in an effort to provide education for industry stakeholders, licensees, and the general public on all things related to cannabis and commercial cannabis activity.