Industrial Safety and Health Technicians

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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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Safety Engineers
Duties Teach safe practices to employees; conduct safety inspections, evaluate possible safety hazards in their organizations, and monitor them carefully; determine methods of improving safety procedures
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • Health
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Background in specialized work specific to industry, such as welding
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Realistic
  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements Good eyesight, hearing, ability to distinguish colors
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Safety and Health Consultant
  • Government Safety Inspector
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technologist
  • Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician
  • Industrial Safety and Health Technician

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