Hazardous Materials Removal Profile and Description

We all use materials for different purposes like building homes, offices etc that are often unsafe in nature. The discovery of these hazards elements has led to the rise in the need for their removal from the buildings where they were used. The hazardous materials removal specialists are those who have the duty of removing these elements and making the environment a lot safer. The duties and responsibilities of these professionals are described below.

Hazardous Materials Removal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Loading and unloading of materials, mixing and pouring of concrete for disposal.
  • Operating cranes to move and operating machines and equipments for removing, packaging, storing etc of waste materials.
  • Recording numbers of the containers that are stored at disposal sites and specifying the amounts and types of equipments that is disposed.
  • Applying chemical compounds to lead-based paint and constructing build containment areas before carrying out decontamination work.
  • Manipulating and organizing, tracking the locations of hazardous items in landfills.
  • Getting rid of irradiated fuel elements in the underwater storage basin by using machines and equipments.

Hazardous Materials Removal Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to work with hazardous materials like radioactive items
  • Ability to combat the complacency that often results from accidents related to this work
  • Manual dexterity
  • Eye for details
  • Good physical strength and stamina

Hazardous Materials Removal Education and Qualifications

  • These professionals do not require any formal education other than a high school diploma or GED.
  • They need to undergo specialized training for each type of hazardous material that they may have to deal with.

Hazardous Materials Removal Salary

Hazardous material removal workers are paid approximately $18 an hour. However, the wages often fluctuate in relation to the state, the industry in which they are working etc