Health, Safety & EnvironmentOccupational Health and Safety Hygiene Technician

Occupational Health & Safety Hygiene Technicians support company safety initiatives.

Occupational Health and Safety Hygiene Technician

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Do you have great attention to detail? Are you safety-oriented? If so, a career as an Occupational Health & Safety Hygiene Technician may be right for you.

Safety is your number one concern in this role. You will complete a safety orientation program and attend regularly scheduled safety training afterwards. It's important to follow safety and personal protective equipment policies. You'll be on the lookout for unsafe conditions report them to your supervisor.

You'll also assist in the collection and analysis of data from sampling, reports, maps, drawings, and tests to evaluate and plan projects. Part of this work will be to help define what work needs to be done in complex lab or field investigations to measure and sample from an environmental standpoint.

If this sounds like you, it's good to know that you'll need a high school diploma with at least 2 years’ experience in industrial related job. An associate’s degree in safety/health or a related technical field will be helpful.

Critical Skills

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration
  • Gather and Collect Data
  • Health, Safety and Environment Practices
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, and Surroundings
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures
  • Team Player
  • Understanding of Regulatory Requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory systems and procedures
  • Test workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical or biological hazards, or excessive noise
  • Verify availability or monitor use of safety equipment, such as hearing protection, safety glasses or respirators
  • Evaluate situations when a worker has refused to work on the grounds that danger or potential harm exists
  • Maintain all required environmental records and documentation
  • Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $18-30/hour

My Interests

Having Independence

Managing People


Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Associate degree in health and safety or related field

Preferred Education

Bachelor's degree in Health and Safety or related field

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