Occupational Health and Safety Technicians – GNO, Inc. Career Guide
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Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

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Minimum Education Level: High School Diploma or Equivalent
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Employed in Industry Group: 143
Change (Over 10 Years): .64

Job Description

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 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.

WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS:

  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

TRAINING:

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians require a High school diploma or equivalent. Some may require an Asscoiates degree or higher.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?

  • You like to test facilities for environmental hazards.
  • You like to maintain medical laboratory equipment.
  • You like to prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.

WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?

     

Advisory Industrial Hygienist; Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH); Construction Safety Consultant; Health and Safety Technician; Industrial Hygiene Consultant; Industrial Hygiene Engineer; Industrial Hygienist; Safety and Environmental Compliance Officer; Safety Research Professional; Safety, Health, and Environmental Engineer (SHE Engineer)