Health and Safety in Cannabis

“It takes less time to do things right, than explain what you did wrong” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
$997.00

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Contents

Content length: 3h 43m
  1. 01. Understanding Quality Management Principles and Systems
    14 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to Understanding Quality Management Principles and Systems
      3m
      This video introduces you to the Understanding Quality Management Principles and Systems course.
    • What is QMS?
      3m
      In this video segment we discuss exactly what a Quality Management System is. We discuss the policies, processes, and procedures within a QMS.
    • Product Safety Program
      4m
      In this video segment we identify what a good product and safety program entails. This includes a GMP program, process flow maps, and a management commitment statement.
    • Sanitation
      3m
      In this video segment we discuss what are the proper sanitation procedures, how to accomplish those procedures, and identify who has the overall responsibility for the program.
    • Customer Complaints
      4m
      In this video segment what a customer complaint written program looks like, the responsibilities associated with customer complaints, and the tracking and trending reports involved.
    • Pest Control
      2m
      In this video segment we identify the integrated pest management plan, the employee responsibilities for each part of the plan, as well as out it can be carried out.
    • Site Security
      7m
      In this video segment we discuss what a robust site security program looks like including; monitoring, building requirements, personnel fire safety, product defense, and establishing alarms and cameras.
    • Preventable Maintenance
      2m
      In this video segment we discuss how a written preventative maintenance program shall be in place and includes; a schedule for processing equipment, recorded corrective actions, and to include both scheduled and unscheduled work.
    • Chemical Control
      2m
      In this video segment we discuss the need for a written chemical control program, listing the chemicals used at the facility, who is responsible for the entirety of the program, having an approved chemical list, and proper storage of the chemicals.
    • Supplier Quality
      7m
      In this video segment we discuss how a written procedure need to be in place to establish the roles and responsibilities for the different sections of a business. Under these responsibilities, contract manufacturers can be added and need to follow the same guidelines as the facility.
    • Traceability, Recalls & Market Withdrawals
      3m
      In this video segment we define a written program that outlines the responsibilities of traceability, recalls, and market withdrawals for a company.
    • Validation and Verification
      3m
      In this video segment we discuss the written program that should be in place to guide the company on how to properly validate and verify the different procedures within a QMS.
    • Training Program
      2m
      In this video segment we identify that a written training program needs to be in place, documenting the training, what employees should be included, job functions in the QMS elements, how long training records must be kept on file, and who should perform the training.
    • Closing Thoughts on Understanding Quality Management Principles and Systems
      1m
      In this video segment, we finish the course with an overview of what was covered as well as some closing thoughts.
  2. 02. Good Manufacturing Practices for the Cannabis Industry
    8 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices in the Cannabis Industry
      4m
      This video introduces you to the Good Manufacturing Practices in the Cannabis Industry course. The objectives for this course are: • What GMPs are and how they affect you • The type of GMPs needed from seed to sale • How to prevent cross contamination between finished and raw goods, as well as potentially dangerous allergens • Understanding the type of employee hygiene regiments, you and your staff will need to follow • The type of documentation you will need • How to achieve audit success and third-party certification with GMPs and other topics that contribute to a proper cannabis establishment
    • Hygiene and Personnel
      9m
      This video will discuss the practices of general hygiene, proper glove and uniform sanitation, when and how often employees should wash their hands, creating a hygienic protocol for everyone to follow, and the different hygienic zones in a facility.
    • Facility Maintenance & Equipment
      6m
      This video discusses the importance of keeping your outside grounds clean, keeping the inside of your facility clean, and how to sanitize your equipment to meet GMP requirements.
    • Documents and Records
      4m
      This video discusses how to properly maintain documentation, what is needed in the documentation, showing a customer how the documentation is maintained, keeping proper records of mistakes, mitigating risk, and how long you should keep records.
    • Production & In Process Controls
      2m
      This video discusses how to create and maintain proper procedures in order to aid in the consistency of your main product, and how to maintain proper specifications and recipe list.
    • Packaging & Labeling
      3m
      This video discusses how to consistently pack and label your product, how to achieve continuous trackability and continuity, having the correct standards for packaging, and ensuring the proper monitoring of packaging and labeling is taking place.
    • Storage & Distribution
      3m
      This video discusses how raw and finished products are stored per product specification, how everything should be stored in a clean environment, off the floor and away from walls, and that the distribution of product must be conducted in a safe and suitable manner.
    • Monitoring & Audits
      2m
      This video discusses that you will need to properly monitor your facility and program often and to make sure to audit your facility and program to ensure cleanliness and proper practices of the building, equipment, and personnel.
  3. 03. Creating a Health and Safety Plan
    14 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to Creating a Health and Safety Plan
      2m
      This video segment is an introduction to the course Creating a Health and Safety Plan.
    • Accident Investigation
      3m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge on what specific details to properly document during an accident, know if any regulatory agencies need to be involved, and know how to handle certain accidents and how to properly file them.
    • Emergency Action Plan and Response
      3m
      In this video segment we will explore what is needed in a company's written program. This will include a detailed emergency plan and key contacts. We will also learn what the best systems are to have in place if there is an internal emergency. We will identify who should be involved in an emergency action plan and what the responsibilities and contacts associated with them should be. Lastly, we will look at a facility site map that includes emergency evacuation routes, as well as the best location for employees to go during an emergency.
    • Fire Prevention and Proper Fire Extinguishers
      4m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge on what to write within a plan to address fire prevention, proper signage that needs to be placed on all fire extinguishers, ensure fire extinguishers are working properly and how to verify that, and establish a training module on how to properly put out a fire.
    • Hazardous Communications (HAZCOM)
      5m
      In this video segment we will learn what hazard communication is and how to communicate hazards to employees, identify the types of chemicals stored on site that need to be included in a HAZCOM program, recognize that HAZCOM is a regulatory OSHA requirement, know how to conduct proper HAZCOM training, and ensure that all chemicals are on an inventory list and accounted for.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      3m
      In this video segment we will identify what PPE is, what PPE needs to be provided to employees, and why PPE is important.
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
      4m
      In this video segment we will identify how to protect yourself and the people around you, define what bloodborne pathogens are, what their risks are, understand the importance of treating all blood as if it is infected, and know what to do if you are exposed to bloodborne pathogens.
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
      2m
      In this video segment we will identify a written program to address what to do when someone slips, trips, or falls, and to properly assess the facility to mitigate as many accidents as possible.
    • Equipment and Machinery Requirements
      5m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge on how to implement a proper lock out tag procedure, identify the information needed to be stored or requested by the manufacturer pertaining to specifications for certain equipment and machines within the facility, and how to stay safe while operating machinery.
    • Confined Spaces
      2m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge on where confined spaces are located and how to document them, consult with OSHA on how to handle confined spaces, how to train your employees, what confined spaces are, which equipment is considered confined space, and the requirements for entering one.
    • Sharp Objects
      3m
      In this video segment we will explore how to look for any risks of sharp objects in the facility, how to mitigate potential damage, how to include sharp objects into the facility's safety plan, and to train employees how to properly deal with sharp objects.
    • Hazard Prevention and Control - Site Safety
      3m
      In this video segment we will explore why having a written procedure that addresses certain hazards within a facility is important, and how to keep employees and products safe.
    • Exposure Monitoring
      3m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge on how to protect employees throughout all processes within the area of work.
    • Closing thoughts on Creating a Health and Safety Plan
      1m
      In this video segment we finish the course with closing thoughts on Creating a Health and Safety Plan.
  4. 04. The Importance of Documentation and Recordkeeping
    11 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to The Importance of Documentation and Recordkeeping
      3m
      This video segment is an introduction to the course The Importance of Documentation and Recordkeeping.
    • The Different Types and Frequencies of Record Keeping
      4m
      In this video segment we will discover the two main types of record keeping, paper and electronic. We will also gain an understanding of how often you should establish document and record keeping in a facility.
    • Records Recovery Plan
      2m
      In this video segment we will explore what to do in case records are lost due to a disaster, as well as know how to create a paper backup.
    • Retention Period for Documents and Records
      2m
      In this video section we will gain knowledge on how often you should retain your records, as well as know what documents are pertinent to keep in a facility.
    • Setting up the Physical Documents Schedule
      1m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge on what types of documents a company has, know what kind of schedule documents need to be on for verification, validation, or upkeep and annual review, and know how to set up a physical schedule, and know what documents should be on it.
    • Compliance to Local and Potential Federal Regulatory Requirements
      2m
      In this video segment we will learn how to research what entity you need to follow, and gain knowledge of the local or federal regulatory requirements your facility may need to follow regarding document and record retention.
    • Document Control
      3m
      In this video segment we will discover the importance of having document control, and gain knowledge on who should have access to the facility's document control.
    • Who's Responsible for Approving Documents
      3m
      In this video segment we will explore who should be approving your documents and how they should be doing it, and know who is responsible for approving documents upon document creation, reassessment, or during validation and verification.
    • How to Destroy Documents after Expiration or Obsoletion
      3m
      In this video segment we will discover the different ways of destroying documents and records, and define in a company's written program how to destroy documents and records.
    • Written Policy and Procedure
      4m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge on how to reassess a facility's current program and procedure, and what information is pertinent to create a robust procedure.
    • Closing thoughts for Documents and Records
      1m
      In this video segment we end the course with some closing thoughts.
  5. 05. Cleaning, Sanitation, and Disinfection
    13 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to Cleaning, Sanitation, and Disinfection
      3m
      In this video segment we are introduced to the course on Cleaning, Sanitation, and Disinfection.
    • Cleaning
      11m
      In this video segment we identify what cleaning is, understand the difference between visibly clean and microbiologically clean, examine what cleaning is in a processing environment, and the different types of cleaning.
    • Sanitation
      2m
      In this video segment we will learn what sanitation is, and the purpose of sanitation, gain knowledge of where in the process sanitation fits, and understand why sanitation is important.
    • Sequential Cleaning
      2m
      In this video segment we will gain an understanding of sequential cleaning, understand how to plan preventative maintenance and equipment repairs with cleaning events, and know why sequential cleaning is important.
    • Master Sanitation Schedule
      3m
      In this video segment we will gain knowledge of what a master sanitation schedule looks like, what types of events should be included on a master sanitation schedule, and learn how to document work completed.
    • Documentation
      2m
      In this video segment we will discover the types of documentation needed for a cleaning and sanitation program, understand how to create documents and records for cleaning and sanitation, and know what information to include in documentation and records for cleaning and sanitation.
    • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
      2m
      In this video segment we will learn about the requirements for sanitation standard operating procedures (SSOP) are, what is needed for an SSOP, who is responsible for implementing and following and SSOP, and what type of information is required for an SSOP.
    • Types of Chemicals
      5m
      In this video segment we will gain an understanding of the many types of chemicals used for cleaning and sanitizing equipment, understand that chemicals must be used in accordance with their labels and local, state, and federal regulations without exception, and gain a basic knowledge on acids, alkaline, sanitizers, and oxidizers.
    • Proper Chemical Handling
      3m
      In this video segment we will learn how to properly handle cleaning and sanitation chemicals, properly store chemicals, inventory chemicals to ensure you always have the accurate amount, gain an understanding of chemical labels and what must be included, and learn about safety data sheets.
    • Equipment, Product, and Building Sanitation
      4m
      In this video segment we will learn about the appropriate cleaning practices for all interiors and exteriors of the facility, have all equipment listed on a master equipment cleaning list, and have the proper cleaning program set up for your equipment.
    • Pre-operational Procedure
      2m
      In this video segment we will discover what a pre-operational procedure is and know how to document all activities required for the pre-operational inspection.
    • Verification of Sanitation Effectiveness
      2m
      In this video segment we will learn about sanitation monitoring systems, track sanitation efficiency, and how to know when equipment is not just visually clean.
    • Closing for Cleaning, Sanitation, and Disinfection
      2m
      This video segment wraps up the course on Cleaning, Sanitation, and Disinfection.
  6. 06. Protect Yourself with a Supplier Qualification Plan
    7 Lessons

    Lesson contents:
    • Introduction to Protect Yourself with a Supplier Qualification Plan
      2m
      This video segment is an Introduction to the course Protect Yourself with a Supplier Qualification Plan.
    • What is a Supplier Qualification Plan
      3m
      This video segment we will learn what questions to have in a program to properly request from suppliers, create a supplier score card, and vet your suppliers and look for potential red flags.
    • What to do when your supplier is not conforming
      3m
      In this video segment we will learn what to do when there is a noncompliant supplier, use metrics in order to address noncompliance, and rectifying an issue with a supplier, assuming the company wants to continue working with them.
    • Establishing your company's contingency plan
      3m
      In this video segment we will learn to deal with a supplier in a crisis and cannot deliver a product, know what to do if a supplier fails an audit, and recognize how important a backup supplier is to the program.
    • Assessing the risk before onboarding
      10m
      In this video segment we will identify what company the supplier is working for prior to allowing them to be an approved supplier, consider if it is an ingredient, chemical, or packaging equipment, know the risks associated with the product, and how to complete a risk-based hazard assessment of all ingredients.
    • Verification and validation of your approved suppliers
      3m
      In this video segment we will learn how to verify an approved supplier's incoming raw materials upon receipt and how to effectively validate an approved supplier at least once a year.
    • Closing thoughts for protect yourself with a supplier qualification plan
      3m
      In this video segment we give closing thoughts to the course Protect yourself with a Supplier Qualification Plan.

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Licensed Operators: Management

Responsibilities include: Help create & maintain standard operating procedures/employee handbooks, understand new hire standards/background checks, provide training, prepare staff for inventory and audits, recognize non-compliant behavior, maintain employee records, and use seed to sale software approved by the state to generate reports & trends.

Licensed Operators: Employees

Responsibilities include: Knowledge of facility safety regulations, knowing position responsibilities & standards, utilize seed to sale and point-of-sale software, check-in & out procedures recognize expired/false identifications, and understand medical registry paperwork.

Meet your instructors - industry experts

Green Flower
Industry Expert
Allison Goldsand, MS, CP-FS
Founder, ABG Food Safety, LLC
Dyanne Parnel
Founder, Standard Practices, LLC

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    Steve DeAngelo, Founder, Harborside

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    Boris Shcharansky, COO, Papa & Barkley.

Health and Safety in Cannabis Certificate Program

You have 365 days to complete this program

$997.00 (USD)

  • Average time of course: 3 - 4 hours hours
  • Time to complete course: 365 days
  • Extensions available if needed
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FAQs

Are there any prerequisites?
No. This program is available to anyone.
What's included with this program?
Online courses comprised of engaging videos and written materials, knowledge checks at the end of every module to assimilate your learning, private forum for students to connect and provide support, downloadable references to keep and access on your phone, and your official Green Flower Certificate (once you pass the exam).
Can I take the program online?
Yes. Green Flower Programs are 100% online and can be taken from anywhere in the world.
Who should get a Green Flower certificate? What will it do for me?
Whether you are looking to enter the cannabis industry, get hired by a cannabis company, invest in the cannabis market, win a cannabis license, become a more knowledgeable advocate, better serve the patients in your care, or contribute more deeply to your organization, getting a Green Flower Certificate will make you exponentially more confident, credible, and valuable to the cannabis industry today.
How do I pass the course?
You'll need to achieve a grade of 80% on the Final Exam to pass the course and receive your Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals Certificate.
What can you tell me about the final exam?
The Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals Exam is a comprehensive multiple choice exam administered online. A grade of 80% is required to pass. Enrollment allows two attempts to achieve a passing score. You will have 365 days to complete both the program and the final Exam. After 365 days, you will no longer have access to the program or testing materials. This is a closed book Exam. Upon Passing, you will receive your official Green Flower Cannabis Fundamentals Certificate to hang on your wall and use for credibility and trust in the Industry.
What happens if I don't pass the exam?
You will have two chances to pass the final exam with enrollment. Retakes are $69 after that. You must achieve an 80% passing score to receive your Green Flower Certificate.
Is your program accredited?
No, Green Flower is not an accredited school and doesn't plan to be. We produce trusted cannabis education led and validated by the world's top experts, and our programs are utilized by companies, associations, nonprofits, and governments around the world.
Will there be any mailed, hard copy books or reference materials?
No, nothing will be mailed and no hard copy text will be assigned. There are materials in each course that you can download, print, and use at your convenience.
Can any module be visited more than once, to reinforce learning?
Absolutely! You can review any and all materials as many times as you would like in the 365 days (30 for Sell-SMaRT) your program is open.
Refund Policy
We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer take the course, please email us no later than 7 days after your purchase. We will be happy to issue you a refund (minus our enrollment fee of $20). No refunds will be given to cancellations made after 7 days of purchase.

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