Breweries are inherently dangerous spaces. We work with heavy machinery, high-temperature liquids, corrosive chemicals, and pressurized vessels, just to name a few common hazards. It is in the interest of everyone in our industry to foster a safe work environment. It’s also the law. The hazards inherent in what we do cannot be entirely eliminated, but we can work to reduce the risk and exposure through awareness, engineering, and training.
To that end, the MNCBG Safety Committee has assembled this packet as a benefit to Guild members. It is not intended to be a turn-key safety solution: you’re still going to have to apply the information to your facility. What we have tried to pull together is a list of brewery safety issues and where to find resources that will help you to know what is expected from a regulatory standpoint and from a best-practices mindset.