The United States has the highest number of people killed by fires each year. Every 23 seconds, an alarm sounds to a fire somewhere in the United States. In 2019, public fire departments attended 1,389,500 fires in the United States. Nationwide, in 2019 there was a civilian (non-firefighter) fire death every 175 minutes.
These statistics are alarming, and they show that fire is a serious threat whether in your home or your workspace. There are many ways to protect you and your workspace, including information and escape equipment to fire extinguishers and other gear.
The type of protection your company needs depends on your business’s specifics, such as size and business type, as well as what your emergency plan entails. Read More
An organization is responsible for ensuring that it minimizes the risk of harm to the people that may be affected by its activities (e.g., its workers, its managers, contractors, or visitors), and particularly if the organization engages them to perform those activities as part of their “occupation.”
The Occupational Health and Safety Act’s primary objective is to ensure that safety at work is achievable in every organization, big or small. By complying with this act, you can address issues that may pose a danger to your employees well before any untoward incidents occur.
When people think fondly of breweries, three important things may come to mind: kegs, beer, and happiness. And ultimately, that’s exactly what brewers want the consumer to walk away with— a positive, enjoyable experience, sampling and purchasing good beer. However, many people underestimate the amount of hard labor that goes on behind the scenes or the vigilance required to maintain a safe work environment in the day-to-day operations of beer making.
Craft breweries have experienced nearly four times as many safety violations as larger breweries in recent years, according to a Reuters analysis of federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data. Breweries carry a high risk of injury, with safety concerns ranging from routine slips and falls and unsecured kegs to caustic chemicals used in a confined space and improper use of personal protective equipment.
As a brewer, you have a responsibility to your employees and customers to uphold the highest safety standards. Read More