Work safety technician - Salary and Career
Work safety technicians

Work safety 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 Work safety technician earn

A Work safety 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 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 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 Work safety technician

Work safety technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Work safety 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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