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E-WASTE RECYCLER: I Know Now There Is A Thing Such As E-Waste

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Despite the noisy background, James is able to shares with us his story of working in an e-waste recycling center. He talks about what can be recycled from a computer and he shares how he got his job.

Job Title: Helper / E-Waste Recycling Center

Job Summary: Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Job Description

Hazardous materials (hazmat) removal workers identify and dispose of asbestos, radioactive and nuclear waste, arsenic, lead, and other hazardous materials. They also clean up materials that are flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

To become an emergency and disaster response worker or a treatment, storage, and disposal worker, candidates must have a federal license that OSHA requires. Employers are responsible for ensuring that employees complete a formal 40-hour training program, given either in house or in OSHA-approved training centers. The program covers health hazards, personal protective equipment and clothing, site safety, recognizing and identifying hazards, and decontamination.

Certification Requirement
Required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Teamwork, Technical skills, Strength/stamina, Mathematical skills, Likes working with hands

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