The Brewers Association (BA) has released a new resource developed by the safety subcommittee. Best Management Practice for Surviving an OSHA Inspection provides helpful information for understanding the process of an on-site inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), or an OSHA-Approved State Plan.
The guidelines are designed to lead breweries toward developing a safety program and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that ensure a healthy and safe work environment. The document outlines the role of the brewery representative, a brewery’s rights and responsibilities and includes FAQs related to OSHA regulations and inspections.
“The most basic responsibility of any employer is to provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with the standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act,” adds Matt Stinchfield, the BA’s Safety Ambassador. “Preparing for an OSHA inspection will also elevate your brewery to a higher level of safety awareness and improve worker wellbeing.”
The BA’s safety subcommittee developed this resource in direct response to the concerns of member breweries large and small.
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