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Material Handling

Sound sustainable material handling practices require reducing or eliminating potentially hazardous materials introduced into, or generated by a winery.  Reducing the amounts of these materials at your winery can minimize regulatory oversight and inspection, enhance the health and safety of your employees, and decrease the risk of exposure to the local environment and thus your liability. 

Material handling requires compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. 

Winerywise provides evaluation tools to help you determine what you need to know about material handling and pollution prevention.  The Winerywise guide can also help you identify areas for the reduction, substitution or elimination of potentially hazardous materials. 

  • Establishing a material handling and pollution prevention program.
  • Assessing your material handling pollution prevention program.
  • Promoting employee training and safety in material handling.
  • Improving your material handling and pollution prevention program.



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