Occupational Health & Safety Technicians

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

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Aerospace Medical Service; Aerospace Medical Service Helper; Aerospace Medicine Physician Specialist; Aerospace Physiology Helper; Bioenvironmental Engineering Journeyman; Emergency Management Manager; General Medicine Officer (GMO) Flight Surgeon, RPA; Pest Management Helper; Public Health Craftsman; Residency Trained Flight Surgeon, Fighter
Ammunition Specialist; Ammunition Warrant Officer; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warrant Officer; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist; Food Safety Officer; Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD); Occupational Medicine Officer; Preventive Medicine Specialist; Veterinary Biomedical Scientist
Boatswain Specialty; Boatswain's Mate; Damage Controlman; Gunner's Mate; Health Services Technician; Marine Safety Specialist Deck; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Marine Science Technician; Medical Administration Specialty; Safety and Environmental Health
Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist; Aviation Safety Officer; Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Chief; Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Responder; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist; Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician; Ground Ordnance Weapons Chief; Ground Safety Officer; Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer; Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Staff Noncommissioned Officer/Noncommissioned Officer
Aerospace Physiologist; Boatswain's Mate; Disaster Preparedness Officer; Explosive Ordnance Disposal; Industrial Hygiene Officer; Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Officer; Preventive Medicine Officer (Public Health); Radiation Health Technician; Safety Technician; Surface Safety Officer
Bioenvironmental Engineering; Bioenvironmental Engineering Craftsman; Bioenvironmental Engineering Manager; Pest Management Apprentice; Pest Management Helper; Public Health Apprentice; Public Health Journeyman; Public Health Superintendent; Safety Craftsman; Safety Manager
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.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


  • customer service
  • administrative services

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


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



  • 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


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

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


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

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