Construction Health & Safety Technicians (CHST)

Published: | Updated: February 19, 2017

Definition - What does Construction Health & Safety Technicians (CHST) mean?

A Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) is a certificate awarded to a person who demonstrates competency in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries. The certificate is administered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and meets national standards for certification. Candidates for the CHST certificate are usually employed, either full-time or part time, as safety and health specialists on construction job sites.

Safeopedia explains Construction Health & Safety Technicians (CHST)

The Construction Health and Safety Technician certificate is a recognition that many employers place a great deal of responsibility for construction safety and health on the shoulders of workers within their organization. The CHST certificate is often used as a stepping stone to greater roles in safety and health, including the Construction Safety Professional certificate. In order to retain CHST certification, the technician must pay an annual fee and meet recertification requirements.

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