Tag Archives: craft brewery safety

The Eyes Have It

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, each day about 2,000 US workers sustain work-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment. Eye injury has resulted in more than $300 million in lost time, medical expenses, and workers compensation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More…

Protect Your Brewery Workers in Confined Spaces

It’s not news that brewery workers face risk when working in confined spaces—but this horrifying story out of California may be news to you. Last year, a worker lowered into a 50-foot drainage shaft fell to his death.

Why?

The general contractor and the subcontractor on the job did not follow permit-required procedures for working in confined spaces.

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Craft Brewery Equipment Breakdown

A craft brewery has a lot of moving parts. They facilitate the production of great craft beer, while simultaneously exposing the brewery itself to potential equipment malfunction and breakdown that can halt production, frustrate customers, and damage the brewery’s bottom line, Beall Brewery Insurance points out. Read More…

Lightning Safety & the Craft Brewery

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that, according to the National Lightning Safety Institute, one of the most common troubles facing US businesses today are problems caused by lightning. A Carnegie-Mellon study found that a full third of all US businesses are affected by lightning—more than are affected by lightning than by flood, fire, explosion, hurricane, earthquake, or violence. Read More…

Wildfire Prevention at the Brewery

Beall Brewery Insurance would like to take advantage of Wildfire Awareness Week to remind craft brewers that a brewery fire is one of the top three most severe losses a brewery can experience, according to data from The Hanover Insurance Group. Read More…

How to Stay Safe in Confined Spaces

Since this is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, Beall Brewery Insurance wants to take the opportunity to remind breweries that the air quality of confined spaces can compromise worker safety, and to offer suggestions to help keep brewery staff safe when dealing with confined spaces. Read More…

Care About Your Brewery’s Air Quality

February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, and Beall Brewery Insurance wants to remind breweries that a brewery’s air quality is very important to the health and safety of its workers, and to the longevity of the brewery itself. Read More…

Top Craft Brewery Risk: Slips, Trips & Falls

Beall Brewery Insurance reports that slips, trips and falls (STF) is the most frequent craft brewery loss, according to data from The Hanover Insurance Group.

While STF is an important risk for all business-owners to manage, for craft brewery management the situation is particularly complicated because of the different populations that may enter the brewery. These include customers, tour-goers, outside contractors, and—of course—employees. Craft brewery risk is heightened by the physical hazards that are common to craft breweries, including wet or slippery floors, elevated platforms, different types of floor surfaces, and changes in floor elevation. Read More…