I know of people who have been seriously burned in the brewery. How can we protect our brewers from hot liquids?
The Safety Exchange Says: Most importantly, safety with begins with hazard recognition. Knowing how boiling wort can jump out of a kettle will influence where you stand when you open the kettle manway. Don’t be under the brew deck where you could be caught in a boilover. Keep a hose nearby to calm an over-excited boil. In other words, think about prevention first.
Once you understand how to prevent the burn, then look at ways to protect yourself in case you still get caught in the line of fire. Wear long legged pants over the top of your boots. Some brewers will wear a long rubber apron. Remember: identify the hazards, think of preventative strategies, then look for protection to fill in the gaps.