Alternate Titles: Occupational Health and Safety Technician
HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) Administrators work with occupational health and safety specialists to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. For example, they might help design safe work spaces, inspect machines, or test air quality. In addition to making workers safer, technicians work with specialists to increase worker productivity by reducing absenteeism and equipment downtime, and to save money by lowering insurance premiums and workers’ compensation payments, and preventing government fines. Some technicians work for governments conducting safety inspections and imposing fines.
HSE Administrators take measurements and collect workplace data either for routine inspection or as directed by a manager. Technicians often focus on testing air, water, machines, and other elements of the work environment. They collect data that managers then analyze. Usually working under the supervision of specialists, they also help to implement and evaluate safety programs.