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Anti-Slip Boots Still Slippery

I wear anti-slip boots but still slip all the time at my brewery. Do I need to get better boots? The Safety Exchange Says: Breweries are inherently slippery places with their smooth floors, wet surfaces, and changing elevations. Anti-slip boots (remember …Read More

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 it can influence workplace safety. …Read More

Protection from Hot Liquids

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 …Read More

Ladder Hazards

Is climbing a ladder leaned against a fermenter okay? Some of my cellaring tasks such as CIP, sanitizing, and dry-hopping require me to carry either reactive chemicals or bulk weight quantities of raw material up a ladder so that I …Read More

CO2 Hazards

My coworkers and I aren’t sure if the burning nostrils we experience when we blow down a fermenter is CO2 or the volatiles from the beer. Can you enlighten us? How hazardous is CO2 anyways? The Safety Exchange Says: We are …Read More

Developing a Safety Culture

My brewery is trying to become safer and I am reading a few articles that discuss OSHA compliance and safety culture. What does “safety culture” mean exactly? If you are OSHA compliant, does that mean you have safety culture? The Safety …Read More

Inspecting Pressure Relief Valves

How often should PRVs be inspected and/or recalibrated to make sure they are functioning properly? Is there a good guide on how to recalibrate a PRV? I read somewhere that all PRVs made in the last decade or so had …Read More

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