Within the field of HMMT are different occupations that require different skills related to hazardous materials management.
The definition of an HMMT technician varies with the needs of the prospective employer.
Qualified HMMT technicians are still receiving training on the job.
The authors of this paper have hired and trained four, non-professional HMMT technicians in the last four years.
So, what is an HMMT technician, and how does this individual fit into the field of Environmental Health and Science?
According to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, HMMT technicians are individuals who: "...provide information and advice on ways to collect, transport, handle, store, and dispose of toxic wastes.
To help protect people and the environment, HMMT technicians, especially those who work for the state or federal government, draft rules and regulations for handling hazardous waste.
We submit that HMMT technicians are highly skilled and knowledgeable individuals who are trained to use technical applications of theory to specific tasks.
This project defines areas of specialization for HMMT technicians.
As previously stated, the tasks performed by an HMMT technician can span a wide range of activities.
Hudis, et al., there do appear to be some broad ranges of activities under which the activities of our groupings for HMMT technicians may fall (7).
HMMT Specialties and Where Employment is Anticipated in the Environmental Industry