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Occupational Health and Safety Technicians - 19-5012.00

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

  • Advisory Industrial Hygienist
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Construction Safety Consultant
  • Health and Safety Technician
  • Industrial Hygiene Consultant
  • Industrial Hygiene Engineer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Safety Research Professional

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • 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

  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace and Operational Physiology Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Tactical Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Physiologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Physiology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-146 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, EC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, HC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, HC-130N/P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, MC-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, MC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, MC-130P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, WC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-146 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, EC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, HC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, HC-130N/P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, MC-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, MC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, MC-130P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, WC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-146 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, CAA (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, EC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, HC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, HC-130N/P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130H (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130P (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, WC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Architecture/Medical Construction (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Environmental Engineering and Science (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Health Physics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Industrial Hygiene (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineer, Medical Physics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Responder (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Competent Person For Fall Protection (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Disaster Preparedness Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Disaster Preparedness Operations and Training Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Environmental Engineering Management Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Environmental Health Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Environmental Science and Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Environmental/Occupational Health (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Navy - 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)
  • Food Safety Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Ground Ordnance Weapons Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ground Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ground Safety Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Gunner's Mate (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hazardous Material Control Management (HMCM) Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Staff Noncommissioned Officer/Noncommissioned Officer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Hazardous Materiel Control Management Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Craftsman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-135 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Specialist Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Industrial Hygiene Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Science Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Medical Service Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • 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 Officer (Aerospace) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Officer (Occupational) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Officer (Public Health) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Sciences (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • 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 Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Officer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Health Officer, Medical Entomologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Health Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Radiac Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Radiation Health Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Radiation Health Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Radiological Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Readiness (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Safety (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Engineer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Safety Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Inspector (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Safety Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Shipboard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear-Defense (CBRN-D) Operations and Training Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Sonar Technician (Surface) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Staff Aviation Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Surface Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Torpedoman's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Weapons and Ammunition Inspection/Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Weapons Repair Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Weapons Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Public Health (Military Only)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Radiation Monitor