Tag Archives: worker’s comp

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…

Beer Festival 101: Protecting Your Organization

Beer festivals are frequent (and welcome) occurrences throughout the year. So much so, in fact, that breweries might be forgiven for thinking they must be simple to organize.

But if you’ve participated in—or put together—a beer festival, you already know that such an event is far from simple. And event planning is both a science and an art (and that luck really helps make things run smoothly!). 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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