Protecting the workers in your winery or vineyard also protects the productivity of your winery.
As a winery owner or operator, taking steps to identify and control the risks in your workplace can prevent many of the injuries or illnesses associated with activities carried out in your operations. Hazardous activities in the wine industry can contribute to serious injuries, illness, or even death if they are not managed appropriately.
Some of the hazards found in wine production include:
- MSIs (musculoskeletal injuries)
- confined space
- hot work
- hazardous chemicals
- slips, trips, and falls
- driving and mobile equipment
Find resources below to help you identify and manage these risks at your winery.
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