Safety Technician Program
The Safety Technician Program is designed to help you learn the skills and knowledge needed to become an entry-level safety technician. Especially important in manufacturing settings, safety technicians play a critical role in keeping employees, the general public, company property and equipment, and the environment away from harm.
A safety technician role might be right for you if you take pride in being responsible and taking initiative at work. Safety technicians must act with integrity and adapt to changing tasks and environments without sacrificing the level of care they put into their work.
What is a Safety Technician and what does their work entail?
Safety technicians often work and travel to a variety of settings to collect and measure the health and safety conditions in a workplace. In a manufacturing environment, they may work to limit the risk of employees being exposed to biological, chemical, physical and ergonomic hazards. A safety technician may often enlist the support of occupational health and safety specialists on their tasks.
Other names for this role might include: Safety Specialist, Safety Professional
Tasks and work activities for Safety Technicians may include:
- Test workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical or biological hazards, or excessive noise.
- Provide consultation to organizations or agencies on the workplace application of safety principles, practices, or techniques.
- Supply, operate, or maintain safety equipment, such as hearing protection or respirators and verify proper use.
- Recommend corrective measures to be applied based on results of environmental contaminant analyses.
- 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.
- Inspect fire suppression systems or portable fire systems to ensure proper working order and organize safety drills.
- Maintain logbooks of daily activities and all required environmental records and documentation.
Safety Technicians may be in the following industries:
- Civil infrastructure
- Consumer products
- Electrical equipment
- Materials processing
- Medical devices
Information on this page updated from O-net job code: 29-9012.00 on 12/15/16
- Skills Courses: 20
- Modules: 101 - Try a complimentary course module now
- Time to complete: 1.7 months completing three modules a day
- View the Catalog for more information about this program