Creating a Safety Training Calendar for Your Brewery


Spring is around the corner!  It’s a great time of year to look at your safety training to ensure your employees are protected and the brewery is in OSHA compliance.   Talk with your production folks to plan a “safety training calendar” in order to conduct training sessions during lower production cycles of the brewery.  It’s a great best practice to plan training ahead (and who doesn’t like a little bit of structure?).  Here are some applicable OSHA standards to start off but more standards may apply pending on the operation, hazards, and location of your facility:

  • Forklift (Powered Industrial Trucks)*
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space*
  • Hazard Communication
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers*
  • Lockout/Tagout*
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Machine Guarding
  • Compressed Gases
  • Ladders and Stairways

*Note:  Some standards have a reoccurring assessment or training component even if hazards remain the same such as: portable fire extinguishers (annual training -CFR 1910.157(g)(2)), powered industrial trucks (3 year eval and permit renewal – CFR 1910.178(l)(4)) , confined spaces (annual review of permits/process – CFR 1910.146(d)(14), lockout/tagout (periodic inspection annually – CFR 1910.147(c)(6)(i)) etc.