Work safety supervisor - Salary and Career
Work safety technicians

Work safety supervisor - 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 Work safety supervisor earn

A Work safety supervisor 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 Work safety supervisor

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 Work safety supervisor

Work safety technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Work safety supervisor 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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