Professional Development


About the Course

Meet the Instructor, John Malool

Upcoming Course Dates & Registration Info

About the Course

Annual Refresher for Hazardous Waste Sites is an 8-hour course designed for private and public sector employees who work at sites covered by OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Final Rule (29 CFR 1910.120).This course requires that individuals have completed a 40-hour initial course as listed in 29 CFR 1910.120(2)(3). Group exercises, lectures, and a case study will provide students with real-life approaches to hazardous waste site operations.This course is targeted towards industrial hygienists, environmental health professionals, and those responsible for worker safety and health at  hazardous waste sites who have taken the basic 40-hour course.

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and characterize physical, chemical, biological, and radiological hazards.
  • Select and use proper personal protective equipment.
  • Implement basic decontamination procedures.Develop site specific safety and health plans.
  • Identify the components of medical monitoring program.

American Board of Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance can be obtained for this activity. See the ABIH website for CM credit criteria.

Meet John Malool

"John is a top notch instructor and a delight to take a class from. Very engaging, very experienced, very knowledgeable and keeps the class engaged and interested with real world examples year after year." 

"There is simply no one better than John Malool to make this class useful and entertaining! I really appreciate John's enthusiasm and depth of knowledge and experience in Hazmat response and emergency/disaster assessment."

-Course Participants

John Malool is the course director and lead instructor for the hazardous materials training program at the Centers for Education and Training of the NIOSH-funded New York-New Jersey Education and Research Center, and the Northwest Center for  Occupational Health and Safety. He has many years of hazardous waste site health and safety experience with the federal government, and currently serves as Chief of Operations of a Hazmat Unit for a regionalized county fire department in New Jersey.
 John uses hands-on application of course knowledge to keep students engaged and drive key concepts home. He also loves to apply course principals to today's current events, keeping content exciting and relevant to participants. Students come back year after year for John's unique and engaging teaching style, and inviting personality.

Upcoming Course Dates & Registration

8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course


July 16, 2019


July 15, 2019


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