The safety profession is approximately 110,000 safety professionals strong, with employment opportunities across all safety-related roles projected to increase through 2024, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
You might have officially decided to start or continue your career in safety, but how do you actually get started?
Think of general laborer jobs as the entry-level jobs of the industrial safety world. These jobs are a great way to get your foot in the door and gain the experience you need. What can you expect from these types of jobs?
General Labor Job Duties and Responsibilities
Typically, general laborers are responsible for performing generic labor duties as needed to support industrial projects. These duties are to ensure that the job site runs smoothly, safely, and efficiently. Most employers require that general laborers have a valid OSHA Basic Plus and TWIC card, as well. Some jobs might require a confined space permit depending on the job itself.
If you apply to be a general laborer through us, here are some of the duties you can expect:
- Physically capable of performing all duties and responsibilities assigned; specifically, lift up to 50 lbs, stand, walk, climb, balance, bend/stoop, and kneel continuously.
- Physical and emotional capability to work in confined spaces
- General housekeeping of work area; assists in maintaining a safe, clean workplace
- Assists in the operation of equipment or power tools
- Assist in the inspection of equipment, hoses, connections, pumps and general work area prior to starting any job
- Performs hazard recognition awareness to remove or identify for removal of all hazards from the workplace
- Follow direction from superiors
Occasionally, general laborers take up tasks like handling chemicals or removing lead from buildings. In these cases, you might be required to schedule training sessions on working with hazardous materials safely.
How Will You Be Compensated?
We provide competitive wages and career advancement opportunities for all our employees. According to Indeed, laborers in the United States make about an average of $12.83 per hour. Depending on the location and job, you could potentially earn more in addition to overtime.
Start Your Safety Career
Why spend hours sifting through job postings when you already have a pool of opportunities right in front of you? We are currently seeking applicants for a variety of positions so take that first step to launch your safety career, or to move up in your career path. If you are still searching for that perfect opportunity, check on our website regularly or call 225-753-1909 for updated job listings and opportunities.