The BC Craft Farmers Co-op (BCCFC) today released the results of their long-form questionnaire published earlier this year to capture the current state of occupational health and safety (OHS) policies in BC’s medical and craft cannabis sector.

In addition to gaining a more complete understanding of the sector’s OHS awareness, feedback from the comprehensive survey will inform the development of a three-to-five-year health and safety plan to support this emerging sector, reduce the total number of workplace injuries and adopt best practices from other agriculture sectors.

The 12-question long-form survey was launched online following the April 2022 BC Cannabis. BC craft and medical cannabis farmers, processors, and ancillary employers were invited to share feedback and perspectives.

A summary of the 71 results received can be viewed here.

Over the coming weeks leading up to the 2023 BC Cannabis Summit, BCCFC will finalize a draft three-year strategy framework, host safety roundtable meetings to review the draft strategy, and review future collaboration options with WorkSafeBC, AgSafe BC, and other community partners.

Learn more about BCCFC’s Workplace Safety initiative here.