Safety Training Videos | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors

NBWA's safety training videos feature real-life scenarios for beer distribution employees and focus on areas where beer distributors experience the highest insurance claim rates.

Driver safety is a significant concern for NBWA members. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2015, roadway incident fatalities were up 9 percent from 2014 totals, accounting for over one-quarter of the fatal occupational injuries in 2015. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers recorded 745 fatal injuries, the most of any occupation.

Each video is accompanied by a downloadable quiz that employers can use to verify that an employee watched the video and to document the training for human resources.

Safe Backing

Safe backing… is there such a thing? Unfortunately, there are times when drivers are required to back up. But just because there are hazards, there is no reason to have an accident. This video teaches safe backing techniques and the “GOAL – Get Out And Look” basics.

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Pallet Jack Safety

The pallet jack is a common tool used in the beer industry. This video demonstrates safe operating procedures for both the walkie and walkie-rider style pallet jacks. Viewers also will learn specific safety techniques to employ when using a pallet jack in conjunction with the lift gate on a delivery vehicle.

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Forklift Safety

According to government statistics, powered industrial truck accidents happen every 15 minutes. Before operating a forklift in a warehouse, operators are certified in basic forklift operating procedures applicable to all environments. This video teaches viewers how to operate a forklift safely in a beer warehouse.  

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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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For additional information, please contact NBWA's Manager of Member Programs and Meetings Jenna Sugg at or (800) 300-6417.