Finished forgings cannot reach their intended markets without the labor of humans. Human issues related to employment and labor often steal attention away from the critical operations of the forge.
While workplace marijuana use may not always be on our minds, it can certainly affect operational safety, relations between different sectors of the workforce and other factors. As more states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, employers continue to struggle with how to address this issue. Consequently, writing and communicating a clear and consistent marijuana policy is a valuable tool even before you have an actual need for one.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.