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.
SET THE TONE WITH SAFETY IN 2019
By: Abby Ferri, CSP – Vice President, Hays Companies; Founder – The Ferri Group LLC
Worker safety and a safety culture at an organization can impact the public’s perception of your brand. By now, most of us have seen the rollercoaster of worker safety news about Tesla and Amazon – two big brands in our modern world. Think about those two brands and what you’ve learned about worker safety through the national media, has it impacted your buying decisions or perception?
CRAFT BEVERAGE R&D TAX CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES
By: Baker Tilley
Increase cash flow, reduce tax liability, and optimize new technology investments.
AWAIR is a Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction program required my MN OSHA and is a cornerstone of any safety program in the State of MN. The templates below give a brewery a good starting point for building their AWAIR program.