Occupational Health & Safety Technicians

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Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Construction Safety Consultant, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Industrial Hygienist

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.
  • Prepare or calibrate equipment used to collect or analyze samples.
  • Maintain all required environmental records and documentation.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Business

  • customer service
  • administrative services

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

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
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology In Demand

Education

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

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Job Outlook

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