A Live Webinar from MSW Management Magazine and Forester University, with Nellie J. Brown, MS, CIH, Cornell University; 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU on Tuesday, December 17, 11am PST/2pm EST
Reduce your operation’s risk by conducting a straightforward but effective onsite hazard assessment.
Join Nellie J. Brown of Cornell University on Tuesday, December 17, 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.
After participation, attendees will receive instruction on and be able to do the following:
- Describe what is meant by the “hierarchy of controls”
- Recognize potential confined spaces in digester and biogas systems
- List at least three major hazards of digester systems
- Describe two alternative methods for performing maintenance tasks which avoid confined space entry
Cost: $79 per location/1st logon and $39 per additional attendee
Nellie J. Brown, MS, CIH, is director of workplace health and safety programs at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
A certified industrial hygienist, diplomat of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, biologist, and chemist, Brown provides onsite training and technical assistance services in a wide range of occupational safety and health matters. These include 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.