Safety Ambassador

The Brewers Association (BA) Safety Ambassador, Matt Stinchfield, travels nationwide educating craft brewers on ways to improve brewery safety through conscientious and affordable prevention and protection strategies.

Safety Presentation: Emerging Safety Resources for Brewers

The content includes:

  • The BA’s commitment to safety with an emphasis on BA-developed tools such as Brewery Safety Training (on-line video training), Best Management Practices, BA Forum interaction, and Power Hour and Craft Brewers Conference presentations.
  • A discussion of additional helpful safety resources for brewers.
  • A rundown of some commonplace safety concerns for brewers including any known peculiarities pertaining to local safety laws, OSHA, etc.

2017 Schedule

Organizations Locations  Dates
If you are interested in inviting the BA Safety Ambassador to speak to your state guild gathering, please contact BA State Guild Manager Acacia Coast.
Nebraska Brewers Guild Tech Conference Lincoln, NE Jan. 6
Brewers of Indiana Guild Tech Conference Indianapolis, IN Mar. 25
New England Brew Summit Portland, ME Mar. 31
Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference Washington, DC Apr. 10-13
Idaho Brewers United Summit Boise, ID Apr. 25
Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild Annual Meeting Maui, HI May 12
Georgia Craft Brewers Guild Atlanta, GA July 10
Florida Brewers Guild Technical Conference Orlando, FL Aug. 9-10

Matt Stinchfield has been actively creating safer workplaces for over three decades He has focused on brewery safety for the last 18 years as a safety and loss control consultant to mid-sized and regional craft breweries and distilleries. Matt is currently Co-Chair of the Brewers Association’s safety subcommittee and sits on the Master Brewers Association of America’s food safety committee. Matt founded his own brewery, Ploughshare Brewing Company, in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2014.