FREE Online Brewery Safety Training

This Brewers Association Brewery Safety Training addresses the need for occupational safety and health (OSH) training in the craft brewing industry. The training focuses on the specific tasks that are performed in a brewery. This task based instruction is in contrast to a traditional issue-based training approach. Traditional issues-based training participants find it difficult to relate their learning to their specific job tasks. A task based approach has the potential to allow employees to understand how to apply the principles of each specific OSH issue and to enhance their ability to recognize the hazards in their job tasks.

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Taking a Course

Courses are free and registration is quick. Initial registration is as simple as name and email. A confirmation email will be sent to the user with a link to create their user profile and begin course work. When taking a course, users can stop and start a course at any time and begin again later, but each individual module in that course must be completed in order. Courses can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour+ depending on the topic and the user’s learning style.

Course Library

The Online Brewery Safety Training course library has 12 courses, each addressing a different procedure in the brewing process. The courses consist of videos, quizzes and resources.

FREE Safety Courses
Grain Handling
Mashing
Transfer and Boiling
Whirlpool and Cooling
Fermentation Cleaning and Sanitizing
Fermentation and Cellaring
Filtering and Carbonation
Filtering and Pumping
Keg Cleaning
Keg Filling
Bottling
Canning

Assessments and Certificates

Upon completion of each course users will receive a certificate documenting completion of that portion of the training. All portions of the course must be completed along with a passmark of 80% on the final post quiz in order to receive the certificate.

Feedback

The content in the courses was created by Grand Valley State University in conjunction with the Brewers Association and is intended for training purposes only. Material and situations depicted contrary to best practices are for educational value only.

The Brewers Association welcomes comments regarding the current training and suggestions for additional topics to address in the future. Feedback can be given within each course by utilizing the “Feedback” link provided or by filling out the survey at the end of each course.

Stay Safe!

Each brewery environment is unique. All brewers should conduct periodic hazard analysis in order to establish safety practices that address the particular challenges found in their brewery. Establishing a sound safety program is an ongoing process that utilizes a vast array of resources and information. The Brewers Association Brewery Safety Training serves as one piece in a comprehensive safety training in your brewery.