The Invisible Ingredient: Safety Considerations for Compressed Gases in Brewing Facilities

Craft Brewers Conference 2022
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speakers: Laura Brumsey

Compressed gases are invisible ingredients in the brewing industry, bringing bubbles to your brews and more. In this seminar, Laura Brumsey from the Compressed Gas Association shares information about safety aspects of compressed gases and equipment used in brewing processes. The presentation provides a high-level discussion of the best handling practices for compressed gas containers and equipment, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen. You will gain practical insights for keeping your employees and facilities safe, and learn about essential resources that you can share with your organization to ensure communication of safety information at every level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain a working understanding of hazards related to gases and cylinders used in craft brewing operations
  • Learn basic safety principles for cylinders and equipment, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and nitrogen
  • See how best handling practices for gases and cylinders can be applied in your facilities
  • Obtain new resources that can be used to communicate safety information to employees

About the Speakers

Laura Brumsey

Laura Brumsey, Vice President, Operations and Administration

Compressed Gas Association, Inc.

Based in McLean, Virginia, Laura Brumsey is the Vice President of Operations & Administration for the Compressed Gas Association, where she has been actively engaged in the development of safety standards for the compressed gas industry for more than 13 years. She has created safety content for a wide range of industry topics including carbon dioxide, oxygen, inert gases, and more. In 2020, Laura established an end user communications program designed to share essential safety information about the compressed gas industry's products and equipment.

Resource Hub:

Hazards & Prevention