Industrial safety technicians work in the industrial field for companies in construction, mining, and manufacturing, among others, and carry out analyses to identify any weaknesses in their companies' safety operations and procedures; it is essential to be able to minimize all risks to employees, industry equipment, and areas in which the job is performed. Attention to detail is also important identify areas in need of extra training and arrange for this training to be carried out.
In some positions, industrial safety technicians are also expected to develop lesson plans for training and perhaps serve as instructors in training sessions. They must also develop plans to improve safety and implement new guidelines, as well as aid in the actual implementation of new safety procedures.
Some positions may be more complex, in that these technicians will work to create and improve systems which analyze risk management in real-time. Overall, their work is essential to keep costs low for their company and contribute to the overall health and safety of employees; they may work directly for companies or for outside contractors which specialize in safety management. Educational requirements vary, but prior experience within the field is essential.
Industrial Safety Technician Tasks
Inspect and audit work sites for compliancy.
Conduct safety training sessions.
Act as point of contact for regulatory agencies.
Report problems and violations, propose solutions.