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.

2016 Schedule

Sept. 13

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 Coordinator Acacia Coast.
Ohio Craft Brewers Association Conference Dayton, OH Feb. 2-4
Garden State Brewers Guild Technical Conference Somerdale, NJ Apr. 4
Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference Philadelphia, PA May 3-6
Arkansas Brewers Guild Tech Conference Little Rock, AR June 25
Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Tech Conference Phoenix, AZ July 22
Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Annual Meeting Chicago, IL Aug. 23
Washington Brewers Guild General Meeting Seattle, WA Sept. 13
Brewers of Pennsylvania Symposium Bethlehem, PA Sept. 30

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.