The safety attendant works outside of confined spaces and is responsible for monitoring and protecting the workers entering the confined space and informing rescue, if required, while assigned to jobs inside oil and gas refineries or petrochemical plants. The safety attendant may also be accountable for monitoring workers performing hot work and is responsible for protecting the workers and preventing fires, and, if necessary, extinguishing small fires. Additionally, they are responsible for protecting personnel working under fresh air and monitoring the air quantity and air pressure delivered to the workers.
Applicants can become safety attendants with just a high school degree. However, some people may still get onto the position with only a diploma or associate's degree.
The average salary of a safety attendant is $39,000 per year or $20 per hour. In this regard, they can make between $35,000 and $42,000 depending upon experience and skills.