At hazardous waste removal sites, construction laborers are specially trained to prepare the site and safely remove asbestos, lead, radioactive waste, and other hazardous materials. They operate, read, and maintain air monitoring and other sampling devices in confined and/or hazardous environments. They also safely sample, identify, handle, pack, and transport hazardous and/or radioactive materials and clean and decontaminate equipment, buildings, and enclosed structures.

The work of Construction Laborers is becoming increasingly technical. The work ranges from skilled to highly skilled and requires workers to have knowledge of all common construction work activities. Many of the tasks performed by Laborers require a high level of training and experience.

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