decontamination worker


Decontamination workers remove and dispose of hazardous materials, such as radioactive materials or contaminated soil. They handle hazardous materials in compliance with safety regulations, investigate causes of contamination, and remove the contamination from the structure or site.

Alternative label

  • radio-active decontamination worker

  • environmental decontamination technician

  • hazardous material decontamination worker

  • environmental decontamination worker

  • environmental remediation worker

  • soil decontamination worker

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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