Profession hazardous waste technician
Hazardous waste technicians dispose of materials that have been in contact with or are ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic or a combination of the aforementioned hazardous traits. They remove the waste from industrial facilities or households and transport them to a treatment facility to ensure they are treated and disposed of according to regulations. They may also advise on the proper treatment of hazardous waste, and aid in the clean-up of hazardous waste spills.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Waste and scrap products
The offered waste and scrap products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- 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.
- Contamination exposure regulations
The regulations concerning exposure to contaminated materials or a hazardous environment which regulate the actions surrounding risk assessment, minimisation of further exposure, quarantine, and treatment of the exposed persons.
- 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.
- 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.
- Waste management
The methods, materials and regulations used to collect, transport, treat and dispose of waste. This includes recycling and monitoring of waste disposal.
- Hazardous waste storage
The regulations and procedures surrounding the safekeeping of materials and substances which pose health and safety risks.
- Characteristics of waste
Expertise in the different types, the chemical formulas and other characteristics of solid, liquid and hazardous waste.
- Remove contaminants
Use chemicals and solvents to remove contaminants from products or surfaces.
- Remove contaminated materials
Remove materials and equipment which are contaminated with hazardous substances in order to protect the surroundings from further contamination and to treat or dispose of the contaminated materials.
- Avoid contamination
Avoid the mixing or contamination of materials.
- Dispose of hazardous waste
Dispose of dangerous materials such as chemical or radioactive substances according to environmental and to health and safety regulations.
- Store contaminated materials
Package and store materials which pose risks to health and safety due to contamination, and awaiting disposal or treatment, in a manner compliant with safety regulations.
- 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.
- Assess contamination
Analyse evidence of contamination. Advise on how to decontaminate.
- Follow safety standards in industrial contexts
Abide by safety procedures and standards for industrial contexts, mostly where machinery is involved.
- Assess waste type
Identify waste materials during collection and sorting operations which can either be recycled, disposed of, or otherwise treated, in order to assess the way in which they need to be treated and sorted.