Occupational hygiene technician - Salary and Career
Work safety technicians

Occupational hygiene 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 Occupational hygiene technician earn

A Occupational hygiene technician earns between $1.426 and $5.499 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.472 and a median salary of $2.000 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 209 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Occupational hygiene technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.472 29.658 618 11
1º Quartile 1.426 17.114 357 7
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 9
3º Quartile 4.194 50.327 1.048 19
Higher Salary 5.499 65.990 1.375 26


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 Occupational hygiene technician

Work safety technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Occupational hygiene technician the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • technical expertise services related to occupational safety
    • engineering services
    • production of semi-finished steel
    • professional and management development training
    • business management consulting activities
    • other civil engineering works
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • incorporation of real estate enterprises




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