Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)

Definition - What does Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) mean?

The Construction Health and Safety Technician position is a designation for people who have experienced knowledge in the field of healthy and safety controls in a construction environment. A CHST will be responsible for reviewing all of the necessary safety standards in the workplace to make sure that there will be a reduced risk of injury in the workplace.

A CHST will be experienced with construction safety and will follow several procedures dedicated to checking on how well the safety standards in a site are used. This includes inspecting not only the devices used in the workplace but also the protective materials that people might use when getting their jobs completed in such an area.

Testopedia explains Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)

A person has to receive a high school diploma or GED followed by an appropriate amount of experience in the field of construction safety in order to receive this designation. A CHST must complete at least three years of experience in the construction field with at least a third of that experience being with safety duties.

A person who has an associate’s degree only needs two years of construction experience. Anyone who has this degree alongside ABET accreditation will only have to use one year of experience.

In addition, a person must become an Associate Construction Health and Safety Technician by completing an appropriate CHST exam. Any person who can attain this position must have it for a few years and express one’s experience in the field before actually reaching the CHST position after a period of time.

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