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Occupational Health & Safety Technicians

Also called: Construction Safety Consultant; Director of Safety; Environmental, Health, and Safety EHS Leader; Health and Safety Tech

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: CWO - Ordnance, Aviation; LDO - Ordnance, Aviation; Preventive Medicine Technician; Radiation Health Technician; Safety Inspector; Sonar Technician (Surface)

What they 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Test workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical or biological hazards, or excessive noise.
  • Verify availability or monitor use of safety equipment, such as hearing protection or respirators.
  • Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Dyadem software
  • Microsoft Access
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$47,440
per year, on average
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