Industrial Safety and Health Technicians


Overview

Industrial Safety and Health Technicians

Introduction

Industrial safety and health technicians are part of a management team of an industrial plant. Their job is to make the workplace as safe as possible. Industrial safety and health technicians take direction from plant managers, industrial engineers, and government agencies to verify that machinery and the physical plant meet established safety codes. They make sure that workers understand required safety procedures, and they also work to ensure workers' compliance with these important safety measures.

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Median Salary

$50,780

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Leadership


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Personality Traits

Organized

Earnings

The median annual salary of occupational health and safety technicians was $50,780 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent earned $32,080 or less, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $84,400.

Individuals in this career can expect benefits such as paid vacation, insurance, and paid holidays equal to those for othe...

Work Environment

Industrial safety and health technicians work either in an office or in the part of the plant for which they are responsible. Regardless of where they work, technicians must always set a good example for safety. When appropriate, they must wear safety clothes, hats, shoes, glasses, and other protective clothing, and of course, they must follow good safety practices at all times.

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Outlook

Employment for industrial safety and health technicians is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Growth will be driven by the general public's demand for healthy and safe work environments. Safety professionals will also be needed to replace those who retire or leave jobs for other opportunities. M...

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