hazardous materials inspector


Hazardous materials inspectors inspect facilities which handle hazardous materials to ensure compliance to health and safety regulations, and hazardous materials handling legislation. They investigate violations, oversee tests of emergency and risk response plans, and consult on the improvement of the facilities' operations and procedures, as well as on hazardous materials regulations. They also advise plants on potential sources of danger to a community, and on better safety regulations.

Alternative label

  • hazardous waste disposal specialist

  • environmental regulations compliance specialist

  • environmental compliance specialist

  • hazardous waste inspector

  • hazardous waste compliance specialist

  • industrial waste analyst

  • waste disposal adviser

  • compliance manager

  • hazardous waste control specialist

  • hazardous waste management specialist

  • hazmat compliance specialist

  • solid waste compliance specialist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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