In the Air Force:
Aircraft Loadmaster; Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice, HC-130J; Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-17; Aircraft Loadmaster Helper; Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, HC-130J; Bioenvironmental Engineer, General; Health Services Management; In-Flight Refueling Specialist Apprentice; In-Flight Refueling Specialist Journeyman, KC-10; Public Health Officer; Safety Superintendent
In the Army:
Engineer Senior Sergeant; Environmental Science and Engineering; Medical Service Corps Officer; Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD); Preventive Medicine Sciences; Space Operations; Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist
In the Marine Corps:
Aviation Safety Officer; Ground Safety Officer; Ground Safety Specialist; Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer
In the Navy:
Aerospace Experimental Psychologist; Aviation Ordnance Quality Assurance Safety Supervisor; Competent Person For Fall Protection; Industrial Hygiene Officer; Preventive Medicine Technician; Radiation Health Officer; Radiological Control Officer; Safety Engineer; Staff Aviation Safety Officer; Weapons Safety Officer
No amount of regulations or safety measures can completely eliminate risk from the world, but health and safety engineers use engineering tools and technology to make our lives as safe as possible. These engineers promote worksite and product safety to minimize danger from a variety of hazards —chemical, physical, biological, and even psychological. They focus both on preventing hazardous conditions, and developing safety measures to control problems when they do occur. There are several types of health and safety engineers: Industrial safety and health engineers often team up with public health and safety workers to investigate industrial accidents and injuries, find their cause, and prevent future problems. Fire prevention and protection engineers analyze buildings, transportation systems, and materials for potential fire hazards… and design fire prevention and suppression systems. Product safety engineers test products, from nuclear submarine reactors to children’s toys, to ensure they are safe and meet regulations. Systems safety engineers work in many fields, including aerospace, medical safety, and environmental safety, to ensure safe system designs. While health and safety engineers spend time in the office, they also travel to worksites to evaluate machinery and environments and to train workers in safety and emergency procedures. Many of these positions require a four-year college degree in environmental health and safety or a related engineering field.
What they do:
Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Includes industrial product safety engineers.
On the job, you would:
Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures.
Conduct research to evaluate safety levels for products.
Evaluate product designs for safety.
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
product and service development
Safety and Government
public safety and security
reading work related information
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
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
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
read and understand what is written
communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
see hidden patterns
quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
choose the right type of math to solve a problem
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computational fluid dynamics CFD software
The MathWorks MATLAB
Material safety data sheet MSDS software
Safety, health, and environmental management software