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Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
(SOC Code : 29-9012)
in California



Occupational Wages[Top]
Wages for this occupation in California are not available.

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2018 - 20281,2001,3001008.3810

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Safety Representative CertificationDepartment of Industrial Relations
Mining and Tunneling
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/mining-and-tunneling-unit.html

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Colleges and Universities 1,69212.0%
Insurance Carriers 8775.3%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,5505.2%
Outpatient Care Centers 9,4065.0%
Utility System Construction 1,3933.7%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Environmental Health.
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Test workplaces for environmental hazards, such as exposure to radiation, chemical or biological hazards, or excessive noise.
Verify availability or monitor use of safety equipment, such as hearing protection or respirators.
Supply, operate, or maintain personal protective equipment.
Evaluate situations or make determinations when a worker has refused to work on the grounds that danger or potential harm exists.
Maintain all required environmental records and documentation.
Prepare or calibrate equipment used to collect or analyze samples.
Plan emergency response drills.
Recommend corrective measures to be applied based on results of environmental contaminant analyses.
Prepare or review specifications or orders for the purchase of safety equipment, ensuring that proper features are present and that items conform to health and safety standards.
Conduct worker studies to determine whether specific instances of disease or illness are job-related.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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