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Health & Safety Engineers

Also called: Product Safety Engineer, Safety and Health Consultant, Safety Engineer, System Safety Engineer

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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.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • 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
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

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
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Computational fluid dynamics CFD software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology
Compliance software
  • Fire safety inspection and testing software
  • Material safety data sheet MSDS software
Computer aided design CAD software Hot Technology
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Electronic design automation EDA software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$91,410
$53,650
$143,880
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