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NCA Industrial Hygiene Resources

The NCA Guide to Workplace Safety

Resources for coffee companies. 

Disclaimer: We invite you to review these resources to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible – and compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. NCA’s Guide to Workplace Safety, and the resources provided within The Guide are not meant to be a substitute for on site assessment, evaluation, hazard control, and training, which is the responsibility of coffee organizations, which should consult with qualified industrial hygiene professionals to implement workplace safety programs.

Coffee workplaces aren’t known to be particularly hazardous. In fact, most of the risks in coffee facilities, such as from hot equipment, are easily visible and can be readily addressed. Other hazards are less obvious, such as invisible airborne emissions associated with roasting coffee.

NCA has compiled resources to help coffee companies ensure that their workplaces are safe. Some of these materials have been curated from third party materials. In other cases, such as with respect to invisible emissions such as CO2, CO and diacetyl, these resources are based upon a variety of sources, including work commissioned by the NCA.

The NCA Workplace Safety Resource Guide covers:

  • Working in Hazardous Spaces
  • Control of Hazardous Energy
  • Chemical Safety & Hazard Communication
  • Electrical Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Ergonomics
  • Working at Heights and Fall Protection
  • Fire Prevention
  • Machine Guarding
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Trip, Slip & Fall Protection
  • Ventilation & Airborne Substances (Including Diacetyl)
  • Hearing Protection
  • Heavy Lifting


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5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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