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Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Identify, remove, and dispose of hazardous materials.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$34.18 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  6.6%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Decontaminate equipment or sites to remove hazardous or toxic substances.
  • Inspect work sites to identify potential environmental or safety hazards.
  • Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
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Job Title Examples:

Decontamination / Decommissioning Operator (D and D Operator)
Hazmat Technician (Hazardous Materials Technician)
Asbestos Abatement Worker

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