Skip navigation

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians - 29-9012.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Construction Safety Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Director of Safety
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety EHS Leader
  • Health and Safety Tech
  • Plant Safety Leader
  • Project Manager, Senior
  • Safety Professional, Industrial Hygiene Consultant
  • Safety Specialist
  • Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Professional

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Collect data regarding potential hazards from new equipment or products linked to green practices.
  • Collect data related to ecological or human health risks at brownfield sites.
  • Conduct interviews to obtain information or evidence regarding communicable diseases or violations of health or sanitation regulations.
  • Conduct worker studies to determine whether specific instances of disease or illness are job-related.
  • Confer with schools, state authorities, or community groups to develop health standards or programs.
  • Educate the public about health issues or enforce health legislation to prevent disease, to promote health, or to help people understand health protection procedures and regulations.
  • Evaluate situations or make determinations when a worker has refused to work on the grounds that danger or potential harm exists.
  • Examine credentials, licenses, or permits to ensure compliance with licensing requirements.
  • Examine practices at green building sites to determine whether adherence to green building standards alters risks to workers.
  • Help direct rescue or firefighting operations in the event of a fire or an explosion.
  • Inspect fire suppression systems or portable fire systems to ensure proper working order.
  • Maintain all required environmental records and documentation.
  • Maintain logbooks of daily activities, including areas visited or activities performed.
  • Perform tests to identify any potential hazards related to recycled products used at green building sites.
  • Plan emergency response drills.
  • Prepare documents to be used in legal proceedings, testifying in such proceedings when necessary.
  • Prepare or calibrate equipment used to collect or analyze samples.
  • Prepare or review specifications or orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.
  • Provide consultation to organizations or agencies on the workplace application of safety principles, practices, or techniques.
  • Recommend corrective measures to be applied based on results of environmental contaminant analyses.
  • Review records or reports concerning laboratory results, staffing, floor plans, fire inspections, or sanitation to gather information for the development or enforcement of safety activities.
  • Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment.
  • Test or balance newly installed HVAC systems to determine whether indoor air quality standards are met.
  • Test workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical or biological hazards, or excessive noise.
  • Train workers in safety procedures related to green jobs, such as the use of fall protection devices or maintenance of proper ventilation during wind turbine construction.
  • Verify availability or monitor use of safety equipment, such as hearing protection or respirators.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Conduct health or safety training programs.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Develop emergency procedures.
  • Inspect work environments to ensure safety.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Maintain medical laboratory equipment.
  • Monitor medical facility activities to ensure adherence to standards or regulations.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare official health documents or records.
  • Protect patients or staff members using safety equipment.
  • Test facilities for environmental hazards.
  • Verify that medical activities or operations meet standards.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pest Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pest Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Preventive Medicine Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Preventive Medicine Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Public Health (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Radiation Health Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Safety (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Inspector (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Safety Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sonar Technician (Surface) (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Public Health

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Radiation Monitor