Participants in the Abatement Services Program acquire all aspects of asbestos, lead, mold and other hazardous materials abatement procedures utilizing standard industry methods, including EPA, OSHA and NYS requirements. Participants are instructed in the proper use of personal safety equipment along with utilizing tools associated with the trade.

Participants are provided an opportunity to acquire job skills and acceptable work habits by participating in a production oriented environment, operating equipment and meeting production schedules and quality standards. Efficiency and quality are stressed in all shops.

To participate:

  • Individuals must agree to participate in this program for a minimum of 12 months, have a high school diploma or equivalency, submit to and pass a Pulmonary Function test, attend a four-day certification class, and pass a written test.
  • Participants are also required to pass a standard OSHA physical.
  • Participants are required to wear a respirator and protective clothing when warranted. Smokers, and those with facial hair, may require additional testing.
  • Participants will have a licensed skill (if active in this program) upon completion of their incarceration and would be eligible for a job in this field in the private sector.

Job title includes Hazardous Materials Removal Worker.

Positions are located throughout the state in facilities that have Corcraft Abatement teams.