The Leadman possesses all the skills required of a Journeyman and is able to supervise a work crew without direct supervision from a higher level. Supervision in this case comprises instruction on how to do the tasks required of the craft, and does not generally constitute pay, scheduling, or disciplinary decision making.
Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, contaminated soil, etc. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
- Assembles scaffolding and seals off work area using plastic sheeting and duct tape.
- Positions mobile decontamination into or portable showers at entrance to work area.
- Builds connecting walkway between mobile or portable showers and work area, using hand tools, lumber, nails, plastic sheeting, and duct tape. Use hand operated or power-operated tools to remove or encapsulate asbestos containing materials.
- Spray chemical solution over asbestos-covered surfaces, using tank with attached hose and nozzle, to soften asbestos.
- Cuts and scrapes asbestos from surfaces, using knife and scraper.
- Shovels asbestos into plastic disposal bags and seals bags using duct tape. Cleans work area of loose asbestos using vacuum, broom and dustpan.
- Wears protective clothing and uses a respirator to prevent exposure to airborn asbestos fibers
- Follows all safety regulations regarding work practices, such as work site preparation, decontamination, and waste disposal
- Uses encapsulating materials in an appropriate manner.
- Appropriately position warning signs.
- Follow proper techniques for minimizing fiber release through the use of wet methods, negative pressure ventilation equipment, high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums, and proper clean- up and disposal procedures.
- Safely remove coatings or refuse that may contain hazardous compounds (lead based paint, contaminated soil, etc.) using approved methods.