Common Safety Concerns for Colorado Breweries

Mike Clark from Olson & Olson has compiled a list of common safety concerns and is a good reference for breweries preparing for OSHA inspections. If you any questions regarding this report, you can contact him at 303-867-2070 or mike.clark@olsonandolson.com.

Brewing Up Some OSHA Enforcement – Are You Ready?

By Christopher Peterson, Partner, Fisher Phillips An increasing number of local breweries here in Colorado have been inspected within the last couple of weeks as part of OSHA’s continuing Local Emphasis Program (“LEP”) to reduce employee exposure to hazards associated with beverage manufacturing processes in general industry operations. As part of this LEP, OSHA is […]

Brewing Boots

Brewing boots

For the long-term health of a brewer, either for yourself or for your employees, brewing boots are a top concern. This blog article will examine a few considerations that may impact your decision on boot style and features, and give a few recommendations for boots from CBG members. These recommendations have not been solicited for […]


The Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) standard covers the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected startup of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy could cause injury to employees. Machines that start up unexpectedly while being serviced can cause severe injury or even death. Energy sources may include: electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, […]

Fall Prevention

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to take measures in their workplaces to prevent employees from falling off walking/working surfaces or into floorholes. In the brewing industry, when an employee is on a walking-working surface with an unprotected side or edge that is 4 feet or more above a lower level, protection […]

Chemical Safety in the Brewery and Hazard Communication Plans

As we all know being a brewer is really just being a glorified janitor. When you’re making the perfect bug food, you better be sure that the only bugs are the ones you want. Because cleanliness is so important, we turn to science to help us out. Chemicals are used to make sure we have […]

Permit-Required Confined Space Determination

OSHA is on their way! Well…potentially, so put down your beer because this is a serious topic. As you hopefully have been informed, OSHA is implementing a local emphasis program which includes inspections for breweries. (See OSHA Local Emphasis Program for Breweries blog, October 3, 2017 on Colorado Brewer’s Guild webpage.) Small breweries have the […]

OSHA Local Emphasis Program for Breweries

On August 1, the Colorado Brewers Guild hosted a presentation at Phantom Canyon Brewing in Colorado Springs regarding the upcoming OSHA Local Emphasis Program (LEP) for the beverage manufacturing industry. If your brewery is in the Englewood Area Office (Southern Colorado) you have probably already received a letter outlining the program. While it appears that […]

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