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Hazardous Materials Remover

Increased public awareness, along with federal and state regulations, have led to widespread removal of hazardous materials from buildings, facilities and the environment to prevent further contamination of natural resources and to promote public health and safety. Hazardous materials must be removed before repair or demolition and new construction.

Hazardous materials removal workers identify, remove, package, transport and dispose of various hazardous materials, including asbestos, radioactive and nuclear materials, arsenic, lead and mercury. Hazardous materials typically possess at least one of four characteristics: They are ignitable, corrosive, reactive and/or toxic.

Also known as abatement, remediation or decontamination workers, hazardous materials removers may be called to construction site emergencies or other emergencies where harmful substances are present. They use a variety of tools and equipment, depending on the work at hand.

Because of the threat of contamination, workers often wear disposable or reusable coveralls, gloves, hardhats, shoe covers, safety glasses or goggles, chemical-resistant clothing, face shields, and devices to protect hearing. Most workers are also required to wear respirators on the job to protect them from airborne particles or noxious gases. The respirators range from simple versions that cover only the mouth and nose to self-contained suits with their own air supply.

Asbestos is one of the most common contaminants that hazardous materials removal workers encounter. Through the 1970s, asbestos was used for fireproofing roofing and flooring, heat insulation and a variety of other purposes. Embedded in materials, asbestos is fairly harmless, but when airborne, it can cause several lung diseases, including lung cancer and asbestosis.

Lead was also a common building component found in paint, pipes and other plumbing fixtures until the late 1970s. Because lead is easily absorbed into the bloodstream, often from breathing lead dust or from eating chips of paint containing lead, it can cause serious health risks, especially in children. Due to these risks, it has become necessary to remove lead-based products from buildings and structures.

We have expertise in recruiting hazardous materials removers.

Sequence has a reputation for leading in the recruiting and staffing of hazardous materials removers. Over the years, we have gained an understanding of the technical nuances of this profession and the important role those hazardous materials removers have in the construction industry.

We are the leading executive recruiting and staffing firm dedicated to providing employment solutions to the construction, engineering and environmental, fields worldwide. Our highly skilled and experienced recruiters and staffing professionals are committed to the core industries that build and maintain our infrastructure, natural resources and environment.

Sequence recruiters have developed experience in staffing in the construction industry. Their broad network of contacts lets them quickly find the finest talent, those professionals known their knowledge and experience and recognized as impact players.

Our recruiting philosophy, methodology, and practices are modeled on the highest standards in the industry. We always carefully screen for only the most able and qualified candidates for hazardous materials removers.

We add to our success each time we meet your business needs. Because of our expertise and experience in recruiting and staffing for these core industries, few rival firms can match our record of accomplishments. Over time, our clients look at us as trusted business partners, a resource they can rely on.

Sequence offers solutions for every employment need.

We can respond to all of your personnel needs, from filling individual jobs for hazardous materials removers for small firms to recruiting and staffing entire practice groups for worldwide corporations.

Sequence recruits and staffs executive, management, administrative and field-level personnel for temporary and temporary-to-permanent jobs in hazardous materials removal and for direct-hire positions throughout the construction and engineering industries around the world. We also target short and long-term temporary contract placements, outplacement services and long-term recruiting, in addition to offering an array of HR services.

Sequence has worked successfully with countless construction sub-specialties, thanks to our diversity of applications. Many of these specialties are vital to our clients, who have come to rely on our skills and experience in recruiting and staffing.


 Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals
 American Industrial Hygiene Association
 American Society of Testing Materials
 Environmental Health Links
 Environmental Information Association
 Environmental Protection Agency
 Hazardous Materials Removal Resources and Links
 Hazmat 101 List - e-mail discussion group
 Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
 Lead and Environmental Hazards Association
 National Insulation Association
 Occupational Safety and Health Administration