Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician Major

An Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in maintaining job-related health and safety standards.

Includes instruction in safety engineering principles, inspection and monitoring procedures, testing, and sampling procedures, laboratory techniques, applications to specific work environments, and report preparation.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "occupational safety" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician?

An associate degree in this program will help launch a career as a safety specialist or occupational health technician.  In such jobs, tasks of conducting tests and measuring potential hazards to workers, the environment, property, and the public are typical.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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