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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $39,680.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 258
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.03 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Employ radiation safety procedures
Protect patients or staff members using safety equipment
Implement health or sanitation standards
Follow safety procedures and regulations in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Implement pollution control techniques
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage safety programs
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Take responsibility for safety of group
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct construction activities

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor medical facility activities to ensure adherence to standards or regulations
Verify that medical activities or operations meet standards
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Maintain safe environment for children
Maintain safe work environment

Performing General Physical Activities

Identify relevant safety procedures
Identify home safety hazards
Identify public safety hazards
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or work sites for environmental or safety hazards
Test radiation levels of surrounding area
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Test materials to verify safety standards

Training and Teaching Others

Prepare reports or presentations concerning health, safety, or environmental conditions
Prepare medical reports
Conduct health training programs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Project Management
Security Clearance
Technical Support
Customer Service
Record Keeping
Fall Protection

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