Safe Postures & Ergonomics

Back injuries caused by improper lifting are the most common disabling injuries in the workplace. Proper ergonomics can prevent most issues. This video teaches safe postures and proper lifting techniques for distributor employees handling cases and kegs of beer. Viewers will learn basic stretches; step-by-step lifting techniques; “The Power Zone;” hand truck tips; and the best way to enter and exit a truck.

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Distracted Driving: A Choice You Make

Nearly 6,000 people die annually in crashes involving a distracted driver and more than half a million are injured. This video covers a host of possible distractions drivers face and how to avoid them through planning and knowing how to handle everyday driving hazards on the job. Viewers are introduced to potentially dangerous situations and given information to minimize the risk. Good judgment, alertness and always obeying traffic laws are stressed as the basics of safe driving.


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NY: Craft Beer Industry Grows Nearly 60 Percent in One Year

The craft beer industry in New York state grew 59 percent from 2013 to 2014, with a total economic impact estimated at $3.5 billion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week. The results are according to a research report prepared for the New York State Brewers Association and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.

7 Underrated Styles Beer Lovers Should Get to Drinking

In the world of beer, macro-brewed American light lagers still dominate the market, but craft breweries are quickly gobbling up (or chugging down) market share with the bold flavors of hop-heavy IPAs, dark, chewy stouts, complex Belgian ales and, more recently, sour beers. While these styles all deserve their hype, lists seven underrated, too often overlooked varieties beer drinkers should revisit.

House Votes to Repeal Estate Tax

The House voted to repeal the 99-year-old estate tax amid a partisan clash over whether the government should break up concentrated wealth or make it easier to pass along assets to the next generation. The 240-179 vote broke down largely on partisan lines. The White House has threatened to veto the measure, and the bill does not appear to have the 60 votes necessary to break a Democratic filibuster and get through the Senate.