Environmental technician - Salary and Career
Work safety technicians

Environmental technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They participate in the elaboration and implementation of occupational health and safety policy, carry out a diagnosis of the institution's OSH situation, identify disease control variables, accidents, quality of life and the environment. They develop educational actions in the area of occupational health and safety, integrate negotiation processes. Participate in the adoption of technologies and work processes, investigate, analyze work accidents and recommend prevention and control measures.

How much does an Environmental technician earn

A Environmental technician earns between $1.709 and $7.521 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.229 and a median salary of $2.700 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 113.164 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Environmental technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.229 38.751 807 15
1º Quartile 1.709 20.509 427 8
Median Salary 2.700 32.400 675 13
3º Quartile 5.736 68.833 1.434 27
Higher Salary 7.521 90.255 1.880 35

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • technicians of administrative sciences
        • work safety technicians

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Main workplaces

Work safety technicians they exercise their functions in companies of the most diverse branches of activities. They are hired as salaried workers, with a formal contract. In general, they work individually, under permanent or occasional supervision, in closed environments, during the day, carrying out the work in person. Some of their activities can be carried out under pressure, leading them to a stressful situation. Professionals may also be exposed to the action of toxic materials, radiation, intense noise and high temperatures.

What does it take to work in the field of Work safety technicians

The exercise of occupations requires mid-level training, a technical course on occupational safety for the Occupational Safety Technician and a technical course in the area of occupational hygiene for the Occupational Hygiene Technician.

Functions and activities of Environmental technician

Work safety technicians must:

  • participate in the preparation of the institution's occupational health and safety policy;
  • developing educational actions in the health and safety area;
  • deploy sst policy;
  • investigate work accidents;
  • communicate;
  • perform a diagnosis of the institution's hss situation;
  • implement the osh policy;
  • participate in the elaboration of the institution's occupational health and safety policy;
  • implement the hss policy;
  • participate in the elaboration of the institution's occupational health and safety policy;
  • develop educational actions in the hss area;
  • developing educational actions in the health area;
  • integrate negotiation processes;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • developing educational actions in the sst area;
  • implement the ohs policy;
  • developing educational actions in the h&s area;
  • participate in the adoption of technologies and work processes;
  • developing educational actions in the hss area;
  • investigate workplace accidents;
  • perform diagnosis of the institution's hss situation;
  • developing educational actions in the occupational health area;
  • perform a diagnosis of the institution's osh situation;
  • identify disease, accident, quality of life and environment control variables;

  • Activities

    • compare the current situation with the legislation ;
    • prepare work accident report;
    • analyze causes of accidents;
    • document procedures and safety system standards;
    • demonstrate systemic vision;
    • issue technical opinion;
    • demonstrate causal link capacity;
    • inspect implementation;
    • demonstrate technical observation skills;
    • manage sst policy enforcement;
    • recognize occupational risk agents;
    • negotiate the applicability of the policy;
    • document security system procedures and standards;
    • evaluate system performance;
    • select methodology for investigation of accidents;
    • identify educational needs in sst;
    • demonstrate a proactive attitude;
    • develop rules for technical and administrative procedures;
    • feed information network;
    • propose technical recommendations;
    • interpret the result of the statistical treatment;
    • elaborate manual of the sst management system;
    • developing resources and teaching materials for educational safety and health actions;
    • identify the institution's administrative policy;
    • technically analyze the environmental working conditions ;
    • demonstrate ability to discernment;
    • perform a preliminary risk analysis (apr);
    • validate efficiency and efficiency;
    • coordinate multidisciplinary teams;
    • participate in the environmental management system;
    • implement exchange between technical teams;
    • study the relationship between the occupation of physical spaces with the development sustainable;
    • analyze the application of technology;
    • delegate assignments;
    • generate results reports;
    • evaluate the legal references of the policy to be be implanted;
    • diagnose general conditions of the sst area ;
    • demonstrate diffuse observation ability;
    • evaluate the work environment;
    • adopt quantitative research methodology and qualitative;
    • check implementation of preventive actions and correctives;
    • manage deployment difficulties;
    • promoting educational actions in sst;
    • establish intervention mechanisms;
    • guide the parties in sst;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • work as a team;
    • guiding public bodies and the community to respond to environmental emergencies;
    • evaluate the organization's activities versus the official osh and others;
    • work under pressure;
    • diffusion of information;
    • check the level of service and prospects for advancement;
    • measure occupational risk agents (quantitative assessment);
    • make decisions;
    • analyze projects, processes, installation of machines and equipment;
    • participate in emergency actions;
    • recommend appropriate control measures depending on the diagnosis;
    • determine causes of accidents;
    • issue an opinion on equipment, machines and processes;
    • diffusion information;
    • perform the statistical treatment of the measurements;
    • show impact on workers' health in the policy implementation;
    • perform inspection;
    • evaluate emergency care procedures;
    • validate sample collection;
    • promote meetings with contractors;
    • register technical procedures;
    • develop improvement procedures;
    • establish programs, projects and improvement procedures;
    • organize database;
    • using communication methods and techniques;
    • develop the hss management system;
    • control the updating of documents, standards and legislation;
    • participate in the definition of policy indicators ;
    • evaluate system performance;
    • prioritize risks, ghes, activity and work environment to be evaluated;
    • qualitatively assess occupational risk agents;
    • update records;
    • developing a schedule of educational actions on safety and health at work;
    • implementing exchanges between technical teams;
    • manage conflicts;
    • implement technical and administrative procedures;
    • advise in negotiations;
    • evaluating educational safety and health actions;
    • show the economic impact of implementing the policy ;
    • evaluate the impact of adoption;
    • interpret efficiency indicators and effectiveness of the programs implemented;
    • characterize occupational risk agents;
    • perform a preliminary analysis of occupational risk (aprho);
    • identify indicators for replanning the system;
    • supervise technical procedures;
    • show impact on worker safety in the policy implementation;
    • demonstrate ability to pay attention to details;
    • participate in expertise and inspections;
    • plan the health and safety policy from work;
    • adapt sst policy to the legal provisions;
    • implement preventive and/or corrective programs;
    • review sst documentation;
    • identify homogeneous exposure groups;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • use scientific methodology for evaluation;
    • check the effectiveness of recommendations;
    • establish ways to control associated risks;
    • identify losses resulting from the accident;
    • disclose the policy in the institution or company;
    • participating in humanization programs in the work environment;
    • develop preventive and/or corrective programs;
    • promote joint action with the health area;
    • forming multipliers;

    Sectors that hire Environmental technician the most in the job market

    • building construction
    • engineering services
    • industrial assembly works
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • temporary labor lease
    • building highways and railways
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • professional and management development training
    • technical expertise services related to occupational safety
    • construction of electricity distribution stations and networks

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