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Scientific and Technical Expertise Applied to the Work Environment

Today's managers recognize the value of establishing a secure, healthy work environment.

By applying scientific and technical information and awareness to workplace policies, procedures, processes and products, organizations can yield a safer work atmosphere.

The result is a more productive, satisfied and fiscally sound organization.

ILR's Workplace Health and Safety program was established to advance knowledge and heighten responsiveness to workplace issues and environmental concerns. Expert workplace health and safety faculty develop programs focusing on:

  • Health and safety issues involving regulatory compliance, worker rights and OSHA
  • Technically-based training and technical assistance services
  • Public courses, workshops and webinars
  • On-site courses and workshops
  • Certifications
  • Train-the-trainer initiatives

New Monthly Series

Free Workplace Health and Safety Virtual Series

Beginning September 10th, 2021

Learn from and ask questions to a certified industrial hygienist, biologist and chemist and expert on occupational health and safety every second Friday, starting in September. Topics will cover: Covid-19 and the return to work, workplace stress and anxieties, the aging workforce and more!

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Training and Technical Assistance Services on Workplace Safety and Health

We provide programs for all types of workplaces on occupational safety and health, but the following is intended to provide examples of the range of services we offer. One of our strengths is our ability to provide technical assistance and follow-up after our training programs to assist management, labor, and medical and legal professionals in putting scientific and technical information to practical use in resolving work environment problems.


Please view our information on training we offer. Workshops are available on specific occupational exposures. Some examples are:

  • Water Treatment plant workers
  • Wastewater treatment plant and sewer workers
  • Cosmetologists/Hairdressers/nail technicians
  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, health care providers
  • Firefighters
  • Metalworkers and machinists
  • Custodial workers
  • Painters
  • Teachers (science, art, technology, vocational education)
  • Autobody shop workers
  • Maintenance workers (including HVAC)
  • Construction workers and roofers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Office Workers
  • Printers and Photographers
  • Warehousing and materials handling workers

Technical Assistance

  • Site investigations and hazard assessments
  • Database searches and literature reviews in the area of occupational hazards
  • Information on the adverse effects of chemical and biological hazards for workers' compensation and toxic tort litigation
  • Preparation of training materials
  • Curriculum development
  • Guidance for medical surveillance and periodic screenings
  • Assistance in preparation of written hazard control for public and private employers
  • Assistance in selection of engineering controls, protective clothing or equipment
  • Assistance in product or process substitution to reduce workplace hazards


Nellie J. Brown, C.I.H.
Director of Workplace Safety & Health Programs
Cornell University, ILR School
237 Main Street, Suite 1200
Buffalo, NY 14203-2702
Tel: 716-852-4191