This career is a safe bet.
You’re a detail-oriented person with the know-how, grit and communication skills to do what it takes to keep the workplace safe and healthy.
A measure of prevention goes a long way.
Your keen eye and sense of responsibility can make you an ideal Occupational Health and Safety Technician. Your responsibilities would include reviewing, evaluating and analyzing work environments on top of designing programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical and biological agents or ergonomic factors. These professionals must ensure that industry complies with safety regulations, while not inhibiting economic progress.
This program is designed to provide you opportunities to gain knowledge and skills you’ll need to help companies establish programs that prevent industrial and occupational injuries and comply with the current Occupational Safety & Health Administration and Texas Workers Compensation Commission regulations. You’ll get training on the hazards of machines, safe work methods, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures. Many of our graduates hold positions such as safety compliance officer or safety director in which they anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control industrial health hazards and arrange a plant layout for safety. It’s a tremendous responsibility. The lives and safety of others depend on your knowledge and leadership.