Profession hazardous waste inspector

Hazardous waste inspectors inspect industrial sites to ensure they adhere to waste disposal legislation, and inspect their equipment to see if it is operational and functions according to regulations. They also aim to educate the public on hazardous substances and on hazardous waste handling regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Hazardous materials transportation

    Regulations and safety procedures which are involved in the transportation of hazardous materials and products, such as hazardous waste, chemicals, explosives, and flammable materials.

  • Hazardous waste types

    The different types of waste which poses risks to the environment or public health and safety, such as radioactive waste, chemicals and solvents, electronics, and mercury-containing waste.

  • Hazardous waste treatment

    The methods applied in the treatment and disposal of hazardous waste such as asbestos, dangerous chemicals, and various contaminants, as well as the surrounding environmental regulations and legislation.

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • Hazardous waste storage

    The regulations and procedures surrounding the safekeeping of materials and substances which pose health and safety risks.

  • Waste management

    The methods, materials and regulations used to collect, transport, treat and dispose of waste. This includes recycling and monitoring of waste disposal.

Skills

  • Ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations

    Implement and monitor company procedures for the collection, transport and disposal of waste, in compliance with all regulations and legal requirements.

  • Inspect waste disposal facilities

    Inspect industrial and commercial waste disposal facilities in order to examine their waste permits and if their equipment is in conformity with regulations.

  • Advise on waste management procedures

    Advise organisations on the implementation of waste regulations and on improvement strategies for waste management and waste minimisation, to increase environmentally sustainable practices and environmental awareness.

  • Educate on hazardous waste

    Educate the public or specific organisations on the importance of correct handling of hazardous waste in order to promote public safety, ensure compliance with legislation, and raise awareness of the different types of hazardous waste and their threats to public health and safety as well as the environment.

  • Inspect industrial equipment

    Inspect equipment used during industrial activities such as manufacturing or construction equipment in order to ensure that the equipment complies with health, safety, and environmental legislation.

  • Write inspection reports

    Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.

  • Carry out environmental audits

    Use equipment to measure various environmental parameters in order to identify environmental problems and investigate manners in which they can be resolved, perform inspections in order to ensure compliance with environmental legislation.

  • Inspect compliance with hazardous waste regulations

    Inspect an organisation's or facility's strategies which deal with the management of hazardous waste in order to ensure that their actions are compliant with relevant legislation and that measures are taken to improve protection from exposure, and ensure health and safety.

Optional knowledge and skills

investigate pollution analyse environmental data train staff on waste management assess environmental impact advise on pollution prevention advise on environmental remediation implement environmental protection measures pollution legislation report pollution incidents report on environmental issues develop environmental remediation strategies monitor legislation developments develop hazardous waste management strategies wear appropriate protective gear educate on recycling regulations inspect freight inspect recycling procedures pollution prevention liaise with industrial professionals