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"Occupational Health and Safety Technician"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Occupational Health and Safety Technician"

1) Examine credentials, licenses, or permits to ensure compliance with licensing requirements.

2) Help direct rescue and firefighting operations in the event of a fire or an explosion.

3) Maintain all required records and documentation.

4) Maintain logbooks of daily activities, including areas visited and activities performed.

5) Plan emergency response drills.

6) Prepare and calibrate equipment used to collect and analyze samples.

7) Prepare and review specifications and orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.

8) Prepare documents to be used in legal proceedings, testifying in such proceedings when necessary.

9) Provide consultation to organizations or agencies on the application of safety principles, practices, and techniques in the workplace.

 

 

11) Supply, operate, and maintain personal protective equipment.

12) Report the results of environmental contaminant analyses, and recommend corrective measures to be applied.


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13) Review records and reports concerning laboratory results, staffing, floor plans, fire inspections, and sanitation in order to gather information for the development and enforcement of safety activities.

14) Test workplaces for environmental hazards such as exposure to radiation, chemical and biological hazards, and excessive noise.

15) Verify that safety equipment such as hearing protection and respirators is available to employees, and monitor their use of such equipment to ensure proper fit and use.

16) Conduct fire drills, and inspect fire suppression systems and portable fire systems to ensure that they are in working order.

17) Conduct interviews to obtain information and evidence regarding communicable diseases or violations of health and sanitation regulations.

18) Confer with school and state authorities and community groups to develop health standards and programs.

19) Educate the public about health issues, and enforce health legislation in order to prevent disease, to promote health, and to help people understand health protection procedures and regulations.

20) Evaluate situations where a worker has refused to work on the grounds that danger or potential harm exists, and determine how such situations should be handled.

Job Description for "Occupational Health and Safety Technician" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-9012.00