CAREER

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$53,340

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.8% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Do

Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

Other Job Titles Occupational Health and Safety Technicians May Have

Advisory Industrial Hygienist, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Construction Safety Consultant, Health and Safety Technician, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Industrial Hygiene Engineer, Industrial Hygienist, Safety Research Professional

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Test workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical or biological hazards, or excessive noise.
  • Prepare or calibrate equipment used to collect or analyze samples.
  • Maintain all required environmental records and documentation.
  • Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment.
  • Prepare or review specifications or orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.

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