In October 2020, BCCFC’s Board released a Work Plan that proposed a series of innovative quality improvement measures.  We received a positive response and many of the recommendations have guided our work since then.

One of the most significant work plan recommendations related to the development of a workplace health and safety collaboration with Work Safe BC.

In early 2021, BCCFC completed a partnership with Work Safe BC to:

  1. Survey BCCFC members and other permitted craft farmers in BC.
  2. Develop a 3-5 year plan for health and safety support in the industry.

Since then, BCCFC reached out to key stakeholders and invited members/supporters with human resources/workplace safety experience to develop a confidential and comprehensive safety survey for medical and recreation farmers to complete.

Take the survey HERE

The survey takes about 3-5 minutes to complete and will inform the multi-year safety strategy we plan to present to Work Safe BC in early 2022.

As part of this work, BCCFC will collaborate with Ag Safe BC to establish an online Community of Practice that will provide a platform for craft cannabis farmers and processors to share best practices with colleagues, host resources, templates, safety guides, products and services available to assist craft cannabis farmers.

Watch for more updates and announcements over the coming weeks.

Work Safe BC groups BC businesses into classification units based on the products produced, the services provided, and the processes, technology, or materials used. The base premium rate reflects the cost of compensation and prevention in the classification unit.

The Cannabis Cultivation, Processing, or Product Manufacture classification unit (701031) covers BC businesses that cultivate or process cannabis, or produce cannabis-based products. Examples include:

  • Concentrates
  • Edibles
  • Oil
  • Seeds
  • Fresh cannabis
  • Consumables
  • Extracts
  • Plants
  • Dried cannabis
  • Topical cannabis

Learn more about the Classification Unit HERE