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Invisible Hazards of a Malthouse

July 25 @ 3:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free – $20

As many of us in the malting industry may have experienced, we are not always the most visible part of the final product. Typically, when a customer is enjoying a pint in their favorite taproom, the first thing that catches their eye is the shiny tanks and sophisticated control systems that the brewing team has mastered. In the same way that there is more than meets the eye when crafting a delightful foamy beverage, there’s hidden aspects of malthouse safety that might not always be obvious. In this presentation, we will focus on combustible dust, confined spaces, control of stored energy, as well as ergonomics and slips, trips, and falls. Through case studies, OSHA fine records and incident statistics we will explore challenges that our industry has seen in the past and lessons learned on how to keep our team safe. Lastly, we will discuss where we might find these hazards, things to look out for, and when to consult a subject matter expert.

By the end of this presentation, participants will have gained new insight in areas where low frequency, high impact incidents occur and have a better understanding of the resources available to tackle these unique challenges.

About Our Speaker

Regional Safety Manager for Rahr Corporation, Jeremy has been with the company’s subsidiary
Gambrinus Malting since 2018. In his current role, he oversees the safety program for two
malting plants, one trucking divison and five warehousing facilities across Canada. A resident of
Vernon, B.C., Jeremy is a Red Seal Electrician and worked in that field for ten years before his
shift into health and safety. He has earned his NCSO, CRST and ISO45001 Auditor designations
and is a member of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC Technical Advisory Committee.
Experience in the field has given him valuable perspective on how we can make safety work for
Jeremy’s deep interest in craft beer led him to Gambrinus and the malting industry. The
proudest moment of his health and safety career has been when his team at Gambrinus
achieved certification to the Occupational Safety Standard of Excellence. He has a keen interest
in integrating technology into the manufacturing industry to make jobs easier and safer. 


Registration is free for Craft Maltsters Guild members & $20 for non-Craft Maltsters Guild members.


Webinars take place using Zoom, a web-based platform. Access to high-speed internet is necessary to fully participate – and a headset with a microphone is recommended. A confirmation email containing Zoom Meeting details will be sent to you after you’ve registered.

When: Thursday, July 25, 2024

Time: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM EST (2:00 PM-3:00 PM CST, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM MST, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM PST) 


July 25
3:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free – $20
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