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O'Brien's Safety Services, L.L.C.


    Wayne C. Appleton, Ph.D.

    Hazardous Materials Expert & Environmental Consultant


One of top Subject Matter Experts in field world-wide

Evaluates complex processes and problems to find workable solutions


  • Accomplished specialist, consultant and instructor working for the chemical industry, government and regulatory agencies, and Homeland Security.
  • Demonstrates a broad range of skills that few can match in handling and dealing with hazardous materials emergencies and training people to safely respond to incidents and waste-site cleanup.
  • Author or co-author of training classes used to teach 85,000 responders world-wide, with training materials used in 20 countries and translated into 4 languages.
  • Translates chemistry concepts into meaningful and understandable directions for hazardous materials responders.
  • Effective communicator and trainer orally and in writing. Certified Hazmat Technician, Hazmat Branch Officer, Hazmat Branch Safety Officer and Fire Instructor. 

          Expertise includes:

  • Emergency Response
  • Technical Writing
  • Training
  • Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Environmental Management & Remediation
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Laboratory Management


       Hazardous Materials Training & Publications   

  • Text Book Street Smart ™ Chemistry -Emergency Response Guide Featuring Weapons of Mass Destruction. Barry N. Lindley and Wayne C. Appleton
  • 4, 8 and 16 hour courses on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical Terrorism
  • 4, 8 and 16 hour courses on Environmental Monitoring including WMD
  • 24 hour Hazardous Materials Industrial Technician class
  • 40 hour Hazmat Technician Course certified by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (PROBOARD) offered through the Delaware State Fire School and DERS. (meets NFPA 472, 29CFR1910.120(q) and 40CFR Rule 311)
  • 80 hour Hazmat Technician Course certified by the International Fire Service Accreditation Convention offered through the Delaware State Fire School and DERS
  • 40 hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) meets 29CFR1910 (b-o)
  • 16 hour Hazardous Materials Branch Safety Officer Meets NFPA 472 section 10 requirements
  • 24 hour Incident Commander Course for Industrial Response Team Leaders
  • 24 and 40 hour Arson Investigation Safety course
  • 4, 8 and 16 hour Clandestine Laboratory Response courses for Law Enforcement and other personnel who may encounter illegal drug manufacture
  • 8 and 16 hour Home Made Explosives and Incendiaries training for military and Law Enforcement
  • 1993 DuPont National Environmental Excellence Award for developing a process that reduced wastes from a major chemical process unit by 95%
  • U.S. Patent # 5698695 Process for Preparing 2-amino-4,6- dichloropyrimidine
  • 2002 Special Award — West Virginia Chemical Industry Committee for outstanding contributions to Environmental regulatory development


       Click Hereto Purchase a Signed Copy of Dr. Appletons' Publications




O'brien's Safety Services, L.L.C environmental services

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Health And Safety Training


  Environmental Services
  • Water & Soil Sampling
  • Discharge Monitoring Reporting
  • Environmental Program Development & Employee Training such as
  • SPCC Plans - Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure
  • SWPPP - Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • GWPP - Groundwater Pollution Prevention
  • Air Permit Revisions, Reporting & Compliance
  • Hazardous & Universal Waste management plans
  • SARA Title II  & TRI Annual Reporting
  • MOCK EPA/DEP Inspections