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Product Safety Engineers

Also called: Product Safety and Standards Engineer, Product Safety Engineer, Product Safety Manager, System Safety Engineer

What they do:
Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.
On the job, you would:
  • Investigate causes of accidents, injuries, or illnesses related to product usage to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
  • Conduct research to evaluate safety levels for products.
  • Report accident investigation findings.


Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Design Safety Engineering Designsafe
  • Fault tree analysis FTA software
Development environment software
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Hot Technology
  • National Instruments LabVIEW Hot Technology
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Mathsoft Mathcad


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after college
usually needed

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