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Material & Barrel Handling Safety

Most spirits and wine companies rely on the use of wooden barrels, or casks, to age their products. The handling of casks is a labor-intensive activity, where the likelihood of injuries is high. Distilled spirits producers must be ready to mitigate these potential challenges to ensure a safe working environment. This course will outline proper barrel handling techniques, best practices, and the risks distillers need to look out for when handling or transporting their barrels.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand how to teach operators the proper techniques and practices to reduce injuries when handling barrels
2. Determine industry best practices, like engineering controls, to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with this activity
3. Outline the risks present with barrel handling and analyze your facility’s practices to ensure safe operations in your warehouses