Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
Also called: Certified Industrial Hygienist, Chief Safety Officer, Health and Safety Manager, Safety Specialist
What they do:Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.
On the job, you would:
- Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety.
- Investigate accidents to identify causes or to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.
- Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
Arts and Humanities
Safety and Government
Education and Training
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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