Occupational Health & Safety Specialists

material investigative health equipment safety officer work environment process hazardous material information

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Environmental Health and Safety Officer, Industrial Hygienist, Safety Specialist

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Aerospace Medical Service; Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician; Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician; Aerospace Physiology Apprentice; Bioenvironmental Engineer, Medical Physics; Dental Assistant Craftsman; Emergency Management Superintendent; Fire Protection Journeyman; Pest Management; Public Health Manager
Ammunition Specialist; Ammunition Warrant Officer; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist; Environmental Science and Engineering; Food Safety Officer; Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD); Occupational Medicine Officer; Preventive Medicine Sciences; Research Psychology; Veterinary Biomedical Scientist
Boatswain Specialty; Gunner's Mate; Health Services Technician; Marine Safety Specialist; Marine Safety Specialist Deck; Marine Safety Specialist Response; Marine Science Technician; Material Maintenance Specialty; Port and Facility Safety and Security; Safety and Environmental Health
Artillery Systems Technician; Aviation Safety Officer; Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Officer; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Specialist; Environmental Engineering Management Officer; Ground Ordnance Weapons Chief; Ground Safety Officer; Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer; Ordnance Vehicle Maintenance Chief; Utilities Chief
Aerospace Experimental Psychologist; Competent Person For Fall Protection; Damage Controlman; Environmental Specialist; Hospital Corpsman; LDO - Ordnance, Aviation; Preventive Medicine Officer (Occupational); Radiological Control Officer; Shipboard Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear-Defense (CBRN-D) Operations and Training Specialist; URL - Submarine Warfare
Public Health Officer; Public Health Officer, Medical Entomologist
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • 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.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Math and Science

  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one



  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • 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:

  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • EcoLogic ADAM Indoor Air Quality and Analytical Data Management
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Compliance software

  • ESS Compliance Suite
  • Primatech AUDITWorks


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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