w/ Nellie J.
Brown, MS, CIH, Cornell University
Tuesday, December 17th
0.1 CEU / 1 PDH Credits
can reduce your operation's risk by conducting a straightforward but effective
on-site hazard assessment. Join Nellie J. Brown of
Cornell University to explore an efficient safety auditing protocol for
assessing the hazards and risks of anaerobic digesters and related systems.
In this webinar we'll outline how to effectively observe and trace the process
steps of manure collection, manure transport, blending of digester substrates,
anaerobic digestion, solid-liquids separation, liquid effluent storage, and
biogas distribution to either electricity generation or combustion. Within this
discussion we'll explore the tasks involved for both operations and maintenance
with an eye to identify current, missing, and needed control measures,
performance and maintenance issues and opportunities, accident/injury/symptom
histories, employee observations, and training needs.
participation, attendees will receive instruction on and be able to:
Describe two alternative methods for performing
maintenance tasks which avoid confined space entry.
- Describe what is meant by the "hierarchy of
- Recognize potential confined spaces in their digester
and biogas systems
- List at least three major hazards of digester systems
Brown, MS, CIH
Director of Workplace Health and Safety Programs
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Diplomat of the American Board of
Industrial Hygiene, biologist and chemist, Brown provides on-site training
and technical assistance services in a wide range of occupational safety and
health matters including workplace exposure to chemicals, biological agents,
ergonomics, confined space entry, occupational stress, shift-work and long
hours of work, crisis and violence prevention, hazard analysis techniques,
training techniques, and indoor air quality for employers, labor unions, and
the public. Brown is the author of numerous occupational health hazard
manuals, and the recipient of the Charles Agar Memorial Service award from
the New York Water Environment Association.