Collects data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implements and conducts evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster Regulation pathway.
A person in this career:
- Tests workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical or biological hazards, or excessive noise.
- Prepares or calibrates equipment used to collect or analyze samples.
- Maintains all required environmental records and documentation.
- Supplies, operates, or maintains personal protective equipment.
- Prepares or reviews specifications or orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.
- Recommends corrective measures to be applied based on results of environmental contaminant analyses.
- Conducts worker studies to determine whether specific instances of disease or illness are job-related.
- Verifies availability or monitors use of safety equipment, such as hearing protection or respirators.
- Reviews records or reports concerning laboratory results, staffing, floor plans, fire inspections, or sanitation to gather information for the development or enforcement of safety activities.
- Evaluates situations or makes determinations when a worker has refused to work on the grounds that danger or potential harm exists.