Hazardous Materials Worker
Certificate of Qualification 253H
“I care about the environment and people’s health. I’m proud of my role in ensuring hazardous materials are handled & disposed of safely.”
Hazardous materials workers identify, removes, packages, transport and disposes of hazardous materials such as asbestos, mould, lead, mercury, and other biological hazards.
Key Skills & Attributes
Eagerness to develop new skills
Excellent communication & listening skills
Ability to work as part of a team, and\or independently
A strong work ethic & positive attitude
Well organized, punctual & reliable
3000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by 102 hours of in-class technical training (schedule of which can be delivered several ways).
Mobilize site enclosures
Pre-cleans work areas
Builds work area enclosures
Set up decontamination chambers and waste chutes
Remove & clean hazardous material
Dismantle work area enclosures & decontamination chambers
Perform post tear-down clean
De-mobilizes site enclosures
Perform routine inspections
Grade 10 minimum, Grade 12 numeracy/literacy preferred
Minimum 18 years of age
Valid Ontario drivers licence
Journeyperson Wage Rate:
$35.94/Hr (2022, LiUNA Local 183)
Institutional and Commercial Construction
Remediation and other waste management services
Waste treatment and disposal
Did you know?
During the renovation of the West Block of the Parliament Precinct in Ottawa, more than 2,900 tons of asbestos-containing material was safely removed from the building.