Nellie Brown, CIH, is a biologist, and chemist and certified industrial hygienist,
specializing in occupational safety and health in her role as Director of Workplace
Health and Safety Programs for ILR Extension. Since joining the Cornell faculty in 1986,
she has provided on-site training and technical assistance services addressing workplace
chemicals and biological agents; ergonomics; stress management; workplace violence; and
indoor air quality, among other topics. All programs and services are available
statewide. Expert in a wide range of areas in the field, Nellie is the author of numerous
occupational health hazard manuals, MSDS companion sheets, and articles. She has held
several technical and scientific positions in the field, and was trained as a lead
inspector, a licensed wastewater treatment plant operator, and has been trained as an
HIV/AIDS test counselor. Nellie has a B.A. in biology from SUNY at Buffalo, and earned a
master's degree in multidisciplinary studies in natural sciences/applied science
from SUNY College at Buffalo. 

Occupational Health Hazard Manuals

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Health Hazard Manual: Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewer Workers, Manuals and User Guides (1997)

[Excerpt] This manual examines how exposure occurs during the treatment processes; ways to reduce exposure...

 

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Health Hazard Manual For Cutting Oils, Coolants, and Metalworking Fluids, Manuals and User Guides (1991)

[Excerpt] The metalworker can be exposed to cutting oils during application by two basic routes...

 

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Health Hazards Manual for Custodians, Janitors and Housekeepers, Manuals and User Guides (1990)

[Excerpt] We will look at the principal occupational health hazards and exposures themselves and some...

 

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Health Hazard Manual for Firefighters: Exposure to Chemicals and Toxic Gases, Manuals and User Guides (1990)

[Excerpt] Firefighters, as well as victims, can be exposed to a variety of toxic substances...

 

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Health Hazards Manual for Autobody Shop Workers, Manuals and User Guides (1989)

[Excerpt] We will look at the principal occupational health hazards and exposures themselves and some...

 

Indoor Air Quality

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Accommodating the Allergic Employee in the Workplace (with Susanne M. Bruyere), Employment and Disability Institute Collection (2002)

This brochure on allergic employee in the workplace is one of a series on human...

 

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Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality and What You Can Do About It (with Susanne M. Bruyere), Employment and Disability Institute Collection (2002)

This brochure on causes of poor indoor air quality is one of a series on...

 

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Accommodating the Allergic Employee in the Workplace (1994)

Once an employer learns an applicant or employee is allergic, and in need of an...

 

Chemical Hazards

OSHAct, Regulations, and Current Issues

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Implementation of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard for Small Business (with James W. Platner), Manuals and User Guides (1988)

[Excerpt] The small business utilizes as single owner/operator or a small number of supervisors with...

 

Waste Management

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Generic Protocol: Conducting a Safety Walk-Through on a Farm: Hazards of the Manure Handling System, Anaerobic Digester, and Biogas Handling System, Manuals and User Guides (2005)

[Excerpt] This protocol is intended to be used by health and safety experts and those...

 

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Health and Safety Guidance for Composting in the School Setting, Manuals and User Guides (2005)

[Excerpt] A composting project in a school, either in the classroom or on the school...

 

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Conducting a Safety Walk-through on a Farm: Hazards of the Manure Handling System, Anaerobic Digester, and Biogas Handling System (A Self-Assessment Guideline for Farmers), Manuals and User Guides (2007)

[Excerpt] This self-assessment document is intended to be used by farm owners and managers or...

 

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Health Hazard Manual for Firefighters, Manuals and User Guides (1990)

[Excerpt] Firefighters, as well as victims, can be exposed to a variety of toxic substances...