|Quick Facts: Hazardous Materials Removal Workers|
What Hazardous Materials Removal Workers Do
Hazardous materials removal workers identify and dispose of asbestos, lead, radioactive waste, and other hazardous materials.
Work environments for hazmat removal workers vary with the material they are handling. Some of these workers must wear protective suits for several hours at a time. Completing projects often requires night and weekend work. Overtime is common, particularly for emergency or disaster response workers.
How to Become a Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
Hazmat removal workers need a high school diploma and are trained on the job. Most workers complete up to 40 hours of training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Some hazmat removal workers need a state license or permit.
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About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for hazardous materials removal workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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