The vaping industry’s rapidly evolving role in the workplace is under scrutiny following a series of workplace-related incidents, including one involving a vape product being used in a workplace.
Vape Amazons has now announced it is changing the way it operates, and in the process, removing some of the responsibilities of the vape brand and its suppliers.
It has been the target of backlash, with some of its customers calling for it to be shut down.
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Read more about the vaping sector here: Vaping and vaping-related workplace concernsIn a statement to ABC News, Vape Amax said it was “not able to comment on specific allegations of inappropriate conduct or actions”, but said it had recently “reopened” the company’s relationships with its suppliers to ensure that “our policies are appropriate and appropriate for our business”.
Vape brand Joyetech says it will be “actively” investigating the incidents and has suspended the company from the company.
“We will also be actively investigating the claims made in the blogpost in regards to the incident with Joyetek,” the company said.
“We take these matters extremely seriously and we will be working closely with Joyexch to ensure we are in compliance with our obligations.”
Vape Brands, which makes the Joyetec vape cartridges, has also stepped up its efforts to address workplace concerns, and is “working with suppliers to further reduce workplace and ethical risks to our suppliers”, according to the company website.
“As a brand that has been a long-term supporter of the workplace, we are confident in our commitment to ethical and safe workplace practices,” the statement continued.
The vaping industry, which is growing rapidly and has become one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia, has been hit hard by the number of workplace incidents.
Last year, more than 7,000 people were charged with workplace violence, with one in five being injured.
There were more than 800 workplace fatalities last year, including the deaths of more than 10 people.