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Safety Bootcamp

The Brewers Association Safety Bootcamp is designed for brewers, cellar workers, packagers, managers and owners. This bootcamp is focused on identifying and reducing hazards in the brewery. A hand-picked team of six brewing industry safety instructors will inform and entertain …Read More

How Well Do You Really Know Your Brewery Chemicals?

We may try to downplay it, but breweries use aggressive caustics, strong acids, and potent oxidizers in cleaning and sanitizing procedures. How well do you really know what you are working with? In this presentation, we will investigate these chemicals, …Read More

Attack of the Lock-ness Tagout Monster

Join Tony McCrimmon for an interactive examination of lock out incidents. Attendees will perform incident investigations to find causes and corrections they can use to prevent them. You will then list your own ways to prevent incidents occurring in your …Read More

Hazard Assessment: New Tools for Busy Brewers

Prevention and protection are two cornerstones of workplace safety. When implementing effective hazard controls and developing reliable standard operating procedures, you will need to identify and understand potential hazards. Brewery safety professional Matt Stinchfield outlines the basic steps of a …Read More

Educational Publications

Compressed Gas Cylinders Management

Compressed Gas Cylinders Toolbox Safety Sheet Watch Compressed Gas Cylinder Presentation Safe management of compressed gas cylinders should protect the integrity of the cylinder valve at all times and prevent the release of hazardous energy and chemicals. Most breweries house compressed gas cylinders, often …Read More

Power Hour

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Brewers Association Safety subcommittee members outline necessary steps to ensure the safe handling, storage, and use of compressed gas cylinders in the brewery environment. Virtually all breweries house compressed gas cylinders of some kind, often in the form of CO2 cylinders, …Read More

Industry Updates

Chemical Compatibility of Glycerin-Filled Pressure Gauges

 Do glycerin filled pressure gauges present an explosion hazard when mounted on tank CIP arms? I see gauges with warnings about oxidizing media use. Would 2% caustic solutions/boosted peroxide caustic and 1-2% Peracetic/other acid solutions pose a risk?  Safety Exchange says: …Read More

Design & Safety Considerations for Grain Handling Systems

Designing efficient, safe, and scalable grain handling systems up front is critical to long-term success in craft brewing today. This includes determining incoming grain strategies (bulk, semi-bulk, bags), conveying types (screws, cable-disc, cable-chain, bucket elevator, pneumatic transport), mill and mill …Read More

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