Occupational Health and Safety Technicians (29-9012)
Gasline phases: Preconstruction and construction
Occupation description: Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.
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Employment and Job Openings
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Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.
Employment of occupational health and safety technicians is expected to increase 14 percent during the 2008-18 decade, faster than the average for all occupations, reflecting a balance of continuing public demand for a safe and healthy work environment against the desire for fewer government regulations.
More technicians will be needed to cope with technological advances in safety equipment and threats, changing regulations, and increasing public expectations. In private industry, employment growth will reflect overall business growth and continuing self-enforcement of government and company regulations and policies.
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Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
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|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||34
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||7
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||18
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Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: High school diploma or equivalent
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training