Industrial Safety and Health Technician

Plan and direct safety and health activities in industrial plant.
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Salary Range
$39,000 – $94,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Industrial Safety and Health Technicians do?

Plans and directs safety and health activities in industrial plant to evaluate and control environmental hazards: Tests noise levels and measures air quality, using precision instruments. Maintains and calibrates instruments. Administers hearing tests to employees. Trains forklift operators to qualify for licensing. Enforces use of safety equipment. Lectures employees to obtain compliance with regulations. Develops and monitors emergency action plans. Investigates accidents and prepares accident reports. Assists management to prepare safety and health budget. Recommends changes in policies and procedures to prevent accidents and illness.


Should I be an Industrial Safety and Health Technician?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Environmental Health Sanitarian, Environmental Health Technologist See More

    How to Become an
    Industrial Safety and Health Technician

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