AUGUSTA, ME – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Maine Department of Labor Workplace Safety and Health Division (SafetyWorks!) and the Maine Brewers’ Guild have formed an alliance to promote worker safety and health in the Maine brewing industry.
The alliance partners will address industry hazards including lockout/tagout, hazard communication, powered industrial trucks, permit-required confined spaces, electrical, walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment.
“Craft brewing is a growing industry in Maine. This alliance is an opportunity to share information, training resources and best safety practices to prevent workplace hazards and promote safety in the industry,” said OSHA Area Director David McGuan in Augusta, Maine.
“Maine is a national leader in the brewing industry, and we’re committed to attracting and retaining the best brewing talent our country has to offer. Safe workplaces are better places to work, and so establishing this voluntary alliance was an easy decision,” said Maine Brewers’ Guild Executive Director Sean Sullivan.
The Maine Brewers’ Guild is a nonprofit trade association representing nearly all of Maine’s more than 150 breweries. The parties signed the alliance on April 7, 2021.
The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.
The Maine Department of Labor, Workplace Safety and Health Division promotes a healthful, safe, and fair workplace through consultation services, training resources, worksite inspections and regulatory enforcement. Learn more about SafetyWorks! in Maine.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. Learn more about OSHA.