EHS Compliance Strategy & Management – Cannabis Growing & Process Operation

EHS Support was retained to assist a leading vertically integrated cannabis company with developing a comprehensive environmental, health, and safety compliance strategy and program. The initial engagement was based on compliance challenges with the company’s air and stormwater permitting, prompted by the installation of diesel-fueled generators. EHS Support provided rapid response, insight, and expertise to bring the company into compliance, avoiding fines and the interruption of operations.

EHS Support was then asked to complete a comprehensive audit of the operations conducted at the company’s grower/processor and dispensaries facilities. From this audit, we employed our proprietary, cannabis-focused gap analysis and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) plan. This involved creating a compliance calendar specific to the production and dispensary operations, considering (among others):

  • Use of regulated substances
  • Waste management
  • Chemical storage
  • Local, state, and federal reporting requirements
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) reporting

We then collaborated with company leadership to develop a management strategy, including:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Information Management
  • Use of outside experts, as needed

It’s all a part of EHS Support’s goal to help the company meet all compliance deliverables—ahead of time.

In addition, the company’s Health and Safety program was examined, and a prioritization schedule was developed, to mitigate compliance gaps in written safety programs and procedures, maximize participation by employees, and assure the understanding and competency to create a safe working environment.

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