Breweries are considered a high-hazardous industry by OSHA as it is inherently fraught with multitudes of hazards. With the use of extremely hot liquids, pressurized tanks, caustic chemicals, fast moving machinery, frequently wet floors and fork lifts weaving in and out of production, making beer can have safety risks which can be very dangerous, difficult to identify, and manage.
Smaller and Medium sized brewers are at higher risk than the large breweries as they have all the same hazards, but lack the resources for a professional safety team. The result is that craft breweries have 4 x more safety violations than large breweries, and small injuries often go unreported at craft breweries due to a lack of formal process for reporting injuries.
This course is designed to help small and medium brewery operations understand and implement safety programs that will help prevent injuries and fatalities, meet regulatory compliance, and reduce negative business impacts.
The course features the following 5 components:
1. Understanding Safety Program Requirements & Benefits
2. How to Mitigate Safety Hazards
3. OSHA 10 Hour Training for Breweries
4. Brewery Job, Tasks & Equipment Safety Applied
5. How to Implement a Strong Safety Culture & Safety Program
For each hazard section, the course features:
• Applicable codes & standards.
• A systematic approach to reducing the hazard.
• Documented real-life accidents in breweries for the specific hazard.
- OSHA Statistics
- Cost of an Accident
- Value of a Safety Program
- ANSI, NFPA and other Standards
- ANSI Hierarchy of Controls
- Why Accidents Happen & How to Mitigate them
Case studies of accidents, injuries and deaths in breweries, wineries and distilleries will be referenced when applicable.
- Hearing Conservation
- Walking & Working Surfaces
- Fall Hazards
- Racking & Stacking
- Fire & Commercial Cooking Fire
- Chemical Hazards & Hazard Communication
- Thermal Hazards
- Welding, Cutting, Brazing
- Powered Industrial Trucks
- Hoist / Lifts
- Working Alone in Breweries
- Driver Safety
- Confined Space
- Electrical Hazards
- Control of Hazardous Energy / Lockout
- Machine Guarding
- Boiler Safety
In this section, we will look at the specific hazards, special conditions, and ways to mitigate them for daily operations and tasks.
- CO2 & Other Gases
- Keg Safety
- Keg Cleaning & Filling
- Pressurized Vessels
- Growler Safety
- Grain Handling
- Mashing & Lautering
- Transfer and Boiling
- Whirlpool and Cooling
- Fermentation Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Fermentation and Cellaring
- Filtering and Carbonation
- Developing a Strong Safety Culture
- Cornerstones of a Strong Safety Culture
- Setting Limitations for Workers
- Creating and Implementing a Safety Program
- Teams & Meetings
- Compliance Requirements
- Training Options
- Study & Management Options
- JHA and Risk Assessments
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Measurements & Programs
- Contractor Safety