Occupational Health & 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.
Also called: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH); Construction Safety Consultant; Industrial Hygienist; Safety, Health, and Environmental Engineer (SHE Engineer)

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

Abilites:

    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:

Description: 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:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Statistical analysis software
  • TapRooT

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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