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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TECHNICIANS
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Occupation 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.
 
Typical 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.
  • Examine practices at green building sites to determine whether adherence to green building standards alters risks to workers.
  • Perform tests to identify any potential hazards related to recycled products used at green building sites.
  • Test or balance newly installed HVAC systems to determine whether indoor air quality standards are met.
  • 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.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Moderate-term on-the-job training (1 to 12 months)
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $53,032.00 $25.50 $15.44 $18.05 - $32.81
Bridgeport/Stamford $44,941.00 $21.61 $14.66 $17.14 - $25.63
Hartford $63,513.00 $30.54 $18.55 $25.81 - $38.98
New Haven $44,455.00 $21.38 $14.49 $15.88 - $26.20
New London/Norwich $54,936.00 $26.41 $20.50 $21.60 - $29.38
      
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