Care About Your Brewery Air Quality

Did you know your brewery air quality is very important to the health and safety of its workers, and to the longevity of the brewery itself?

Air quality could be compromised in a brewery due to gases such as carbon dioxide, grain dust, or chemicals used for cleaning and sanitation.

Anecdotally, carbon dioxide ranks as one of the causes of the highest number of brewery injuries. Sometimes overpressurization leads to catastrophic rupture of tanks or frostbite injuries.

Asphyxiation can also result without proper safety measures, particularly in relation to confined spaces in the brewery. Not long ago, two workers in a German brewery died in separate incidents, due to carbon dioxide accumulated in vessels they were inspecting. Fermentation naturally produces fermentation. Carbon dioxide is also important for carbonation, kegging, purging vessels and kegs, and serving at the bar.

What to Do for Safe Brewery Air Quality

Our top tip: don’t enter confined spaces in the first place. This tip only works if there is any way a worker can perform the job from the outside. A worker can clean many vessels if they have a clean-in-place system. But there may be situations that require someone to enter the vessel to complete the work. If that is the case, be sure to follow OSHA guidelines to ensure safety.

For more than 25 years, Beall Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., has been helping corporations and individuals protect their most important assets. The agency’s client base covers a spectrum of niche businesses, such as craft breweries, that require specialized insurance packages and knowledge. With California offices in Redlands and Newport Beach, Beall Financial and Insurance Services serves clients nationwide.