Environmental Protection Officer in Los Angeles, California
I work as Environmental Protection Officer. I work to ensure the proper disposal of waste materials. These materials can vary from simple office refuse all the way up to dangerous hazardous materials. I must ensure that every companies comply with government regulations on proper storage, handling and disposal of these materials.
This includes identifying waste materials, training others on the proper safety guidelines to follow, and conducting risk assessments on hazardous materials. I typically evaluate and coordinate storage and handling of hazardous waste. They might lead efforts to clean up contaminated soil or water. They might also have to compile reports of safety performance for their departments and present them to higher level management.