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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. So many different populations may enter the brewery. These include customers, tour-goers, outside contractors, and—of course—employees. Physical hazards common to craft breweries heighten the physical risk. These include wet or slippery floors, elevated platforms, different types of floor surfaces, and changes in floor elevation. Read More…

Brewery Safety: Managing Hazardous Chemicals

Breweries don’t require large supplies or varieties of chemicals in order to function. But they do use cleaners and sanitizers to keep brewery equipment safe to operate. Those materials can cause serious injury if they come in contact with skin and are not immediately washed off. Similarly, breweries may keep some flammable liquids on hand (for instance, blends of isopropyl alcohol for sanitizing brewery equipment). Read More…

How to Stay Safe in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces pose a significant danger if not approached with care. In 2009, a welder who entered a fermentation tank to seal a crack set himself on fire when he lit his blowtorch in the space, which was oversaturated with oxygen. In 2011, a fermentation tank exploded at a Vermont brewery. (Of course, confined spaces are a risk for reasons other than air quality. In 2010 alone, close to 30 people died in grain entrapment incidents in the United States.) Read More…

Wildfire Prevention at the Brewery

A brewery fire is one of the top three most severe losses a brewery can experience, according to data from The Hanover Insurance Group. And this is the perfect time to remind brewery operators how to put wildfire prevention into effect.

Why? Because this year, wildfire is causing more damage.

From January 1 to September 19, 2021 there were 45,118 wildfires, compared with 43,556 in the same period in 2020, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

Does that mean it’s too late to take steps to prevent wildfire at your brewery? Absolutely not. Read More…

Prepare Your Brewery for an OSHA Inspection

Although “OSHA inspection” may be a phrase to strike terror into the heart of a business owner, Beall Brewery Insurance points out that, for breweries following best production and safety practices, an OSHA inspection is nothing to fear. Read More…