An Assessment of Distillery Safety Training Needs and Training Development and Deployment to address the most pertinent safety Issues
PI: Tanya Dvorak, UK
Title of Proposal: An Assessment of Distillery Safety Training Needs and Training Development and Deployment to Address the Most Pertinent Safety Issues
Abstract: The bourbon industry is a growing industry in Kentucky, employing 20,100 people (Kentucky Distillers’ Association, 2020). Bourbon production is an industry with health and safety concerns for workers and employers, such as carbon dioxide hazards, flammable and combustible liquids, fall protection, confined spaces, and hot liquid handling. Little data related to specifics of health and safety issues in the distillation industry are available. This project seeks to identify gaps in the distillation industry’s on-the-job continuing education/professional development training programs. Two trainings will be developed and offered to begin to meet the employee training needs within the ever-growing distillation industry to help keep distillery workers safe and healthy.