Hazardous materials workers identify, remove, package, transport, and dispose of dangerous materials including asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead, and mercury. They often respond to emergencies where harmful substances are present, and are sometimes called abatement, remediation, or decontamination specialists.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Hazardous Materials Worker (253H)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $19.00 per hour.
Hazardous Materials Worker (253H)
|Do you have good hand-eye coordination, and enjoy working with different types of hand tools?|
|Do you enjoy problem solving and coming up with a solution?|
|Do you like working with latest technology?|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?|
|Are you conscious of the environment?|
|Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Hazardous Materials Worker may be for you!
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