Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

Key Competencies * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Concern for Others * Initiative * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Build containment areas prior to beginning abatement or decontamination work. * Comply with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods. * Prepare hazardous material for removal or storage.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Construction, Government,

Job Family Construction and Extraction

Sample Job Titles Abatement Worker, Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Coverer, Asbestos Handler, Asbestos Hazard Abatement Worker, Asbestos Remover, Asbestos Technician, Asbestos Worker, Decontamination / Decommissioning Operator (D & D Operator), Decontamination Worker, Field Technician, Hazard Waste Handler, Hazardous Material Specialist, Hazardous Materials Driver (Hazmat Driver), Hazardous Materials Handler, Hazardous Materials Tanker Driver (Hazmat Tanker Driver), Hazardous Waste Remover, Hazardous Waste Specialist, Hazmat Technician (Hazardous Materials Technician), Irradiated Fuel Handler, Junk Removal Specialist, Material Handling Technician, Material Specialist, Materials Specialist, Radiological Control and Safety Technician, Restoration Technician, Site Worker, Team Driver, Waste Disposal Attendant, Waste Handling Technician.