All my clients know that I insist that they take a look at earthquake insurance. It is absolutely essential to the long-term survival of your brewery.  However, I will save the scary earthquake scenarios and important coverages for another blog post because I have an awesome video I found to show you.

I was Googling articles on racking system safety and happened upon a video from Western Square. They provide racking systems for breweries, wineries and distilleries. They have developed an add-on to the bottom rack with stainless steel ball bearings that help keep your barrels upright when the ground starts shaking.

As a disclaimer, I am not a geologist or physicist (believe it or not), so I cannot and am not stating that this is the only and final solution. However, it is worth a look and further study in order to increase the safety of your property and, more importantly, your employees who may be near the stacks when an earthquake happens.Read More

Below is an excerpt from our Brewery Safety Program which will be officially launched on November 1, 2012.

The Brewery Safety Program will free to any and all to help breweries improve the safety of their work environment.  You can sign up now and have the program e-mailed to you the second it is ready. Head on over to our Brewery Safety page to get it started.

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Breweries have hot surfaces present every day during operations, and most employees have learned or been educated on how to avoid them.
OSHA requirements are to insulate or guard against contact from pipes or other exposed surfaces having an external surface temperature of 140°F or higher and located within 7 feet measured vertically from the floor or working level, or 15 inches horizontally from stairways and fixed ladders.

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An excerpt from our Brewery Safety Program, officially launching on November 1, 2012, follows below.

The Brewery Safety Program will be free to any and all to help breweries improve the safety of their work environment.  You can sign up now and have the program emailed to you the second it is ready. Head on over to our Brewery Safety page to get it started.

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Arrangements should be made in advance with an occupational medicine clinic that is capable of addressing the needs of the brewery.  These needs may be pre-employment physicals, respirator user exams, or treatment of occupational injuries and illnesses.  Professional care should be supplemented by a first aid kit that is readily available to employees.  First aid kits must be inspected frequently and kept clean, stocked, and replenished as necessary. Read More