Safety Exchange

The Safety Exchange answers your questions about brewery safety. BA members are free to submit their safety questions, anonymously if desired. Help the BA Safety Subcommittee help you develop a culture of safety in your brewery by sending your questions to safetyexchange@brewersassociation.org.

Chemical Spill Preparedness

We are trying to prepare for an OSHA inspection, and would like to develop a chemical spill preparedness plan. What advice can you give us? The Safety Exchange Says: Spill management falls mostly under EPA guidance …More

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Wheel Chock Safety

We have a policy that has been hard to enforce: we require that all trucks loading or unloading at our dock use wheel chocks. Neither the drivers nor our staff regularly take the time to …More

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Forklift Certification

My brewery just had a close call with a forklift. I read that everyone that operates a forklift needs to be certified. The brewery is small and, according to the owners, we don’t have it …More

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5S Safety System

A buddy of mine said his factory is using 5S to control safety. What is 5S? The Safety Exchange Says: The 5S system is a lean manufacturing concept that applies mostly to housekeeping, and therefore …More

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