Class content was developed and focused on craft brewery owners, operations managers, head brewers, and brewery employees. Whether you have a program in place or have just begun to develop or consider a safety program this class is for you. Course content is based the needs of the CA craft brewing industry.
Who Benefits from the Class?
Brewery owners and employees who want a safe operation...The objective is to provide instruction (with discussion) on how to implement and improve brewery safety programs. The direct benefit is a safer work place for brewery workers whether owner, family member, partner, or employee. The brewery cost of doing business benefits by providing methods aimed at injury reduction which means savings in Worker's Comp insurance premiums. Ask your insurance broker if a well-implemented safety program can save you money. The answer will be yes.
An excellent resource booklet is provided to all class participants. It will help you to evaluate your existing program or give a starting place to develop the required written procedures.
What are the Brewery Safety Essentials?
The essentials of safety are those critical topics that breweries must address in order to protect employees and stay in compliance with Cal OSHA regulations. "Essentials" implies that you can't do without them. The class has a very open discussion format to ensure that you can ask questions and get answers. The instructors, Jeff and Dan, have 50 years of combined experience in dealing with occupational safety and health.
Each brewery has differences but they all have hazards in common. All have hot liquids & surfaces, pressurized systems, corrosive cleaners and sanitizers, machinery with moving parts, confined spaces, oxygen-displacing gases, ladders & stairs, material handling, and so on. The bigger the brewery, the more of these you'll find. This class will provide you with a systematic approach to addressing these concerns and improving safety.
"I know what I'm doing. Safety is all just common sense..."
That's true to a degree, but your common sense and that of your employees may differ greatly...You both pay when things go badly. Typically the regulations may not match your common sense and there's a good chance you are entirely unaware of some of some regulations or the compliance steps they require.
You will find this class informative, useful, and worth your investment.
Dan Drown, CIH, CSP,
Owner, Drown Consulting, LLC
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Brewery Safety Class Topics:
ü Injury/Illness Prevention Program--This document is the overall description of how your site safety program works and contains 8 required elements. Every California brewery with employees is required to have one.
ü Lockout Tag Out--The procedure is also called energy isolation. Failure to follow its requirements has been a root cause of many serious brewery injuries.
ü Confined Space Entry--Entering a tank is serious business. All proper steps must be followed: verify safe atmosphere, mitigation of hazards, rescue plan, and documentation.
ü Personal Protective Equipment--How to select and train on the proper personal protective equipment. Written assessment is required.
ü Emergency Action Plans--Have you addressed all of the required training for each emergency scenario.
ü Equipment Safety--Machine guarding, insulation, electrical installations, pressurized equipment, forklifts, etc. have safety requirements. Do you inspect them and know what to look for?
ü Cal OSHA Recordkeeping--If it's not in writing you didn't do it. This is the philosophy of the regulatory world. Learn what documentation is necessary to meet Cal OSHA expectations and how to interact if you have an inspection.And More........
Jeff has lectured on brewery safety for the UCSD Brewing Certificate Program, the Craft Brewers Conference, the Master Brewer's Association of America Annual Conference, and routinely at the Brewery Safety Essentials class with Drown Consulting, LLC.