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BC Craft Farmers Co-Op Launch Workplace Safety Awareness Campaign

The BC Craft Farmers Co-Op has initiated a province-wide safety awareness campaign for micro-class and medical cannabis farmers across the province. The campaign features a safety survey to help identify ways to prevent workplace injuries in a sector that is likely to employ thousands of British Columbians over the coming years.

Please take a few moments to complete this confidential survey below. Your expert feedback will shape a multi-year safety plan BCCFC is developing with Ag Safe BC and WorkSafe BC.

In association with the survey, BCCFC will launch a Safety Caravan across the province this fall that will include networking opportunities, online webinars and the establishment of a dedicated safety portal for the community that will include links to policy templates, best practices and other workplace safety resources.

Enter your email address at the end of the survey if you would like to be entered to win $420. Winner drawn at the Tuesday Townhall on July 12.

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* 2. Are you a Co-op member currently?

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* 3. Which of these terms describes your business/operation?

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* 4. What is the size of your organization based on number of employees?

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* 5. Do you currently carry liability insurance as part of your business operation?

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* 6. Do you currently pay WorkSafe BC premiums?

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* 7. Do you have a First-Aid Attendant on site at your operation?

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* 8. WorkSafe BC has established a dedicated classification units for Cannabis operators: (i) Cannabis Cultivation, Production & Processing, or Product Manufacture, (ii) Analytical testing of cannabis, and (iii) Retail of cannabis or cannabis products.

Info on these classifications can be found here: https://www.worksafebc.com/-/media/WorksafeBC/Classifications/2022/2022_701031

Were you aware of these classifications?

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* 9. WorkSafe BC has identified the most frequent workplace injuries that occur during cannabis production and processing activities. Which of these injury categories are the most relevant to your operation? Choose all that apply.

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* 10. Cannabis producers, processors, & nursery operators use numerous pieces of equipment in their day to day operations. Each presents a different workplace safety risk. Looking at the list below, please identify which equipment applies to your business operations.

EQUIPMENT:

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* 11. Cannabis producers, processors, & nursery operators use numerous products in their day to day operations. Each presents a different workplace safety risk. Looking at the list below, please identify which products apply to your business operations.

PRODUCTS:

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* 12. Cannabis producers, processors, & nursery operators are exposed to other risks in their day to day operations. Looking at the list below, please identify which applies to your business operations.

OTHER RISKS:

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* 13. Do you have policies and practices in place now to promote workplace safety and prevent injuries?

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* 14. Do you believe work place safety in craft cannabis is going to become a more important issue as the sector grows?

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* 15. If you are interested in receiving project updates and more safety information over the coming months, insert your email in space below:

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* 16. Tell us! Is there any information or helpful tools BC Craft Farmers Co-Op should consider developing for you as part of this project to help improve your workplace safety?

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* 17. Enter your email address if you would like to be entered into the draw to win $420. Winner drawn July 12.

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