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Career Details :: Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Devises and implements safety or industrial health program to prevent, correct, or control unsafe environmental conditions.
- Conducts or coordinates training of workers concerning safety laws and regulations, use of safety equipment, devices, and clothing, and first aid.
- Provides technical guidance to organizations regarding how to handle health-related problems, such as water and air pollution.
- Installs or directs installation of safety devices on machinery.
- Conducts plant or area surveys to determine safety levels for exposure to materials and conditions.
- Designs and builds safety devices for machinery or safety clothing.
- Maintains liaison with outside organizations, such as fire departments, mutual aid societies, and rescue teams.
- Prepares reports of findings from investigation of accidents, inspection of facilities, or testing of environment.
- Checks floors of plant to ensure they are strong enough to support heavy machinery.
- Investigates causes of industrial accidents or injuries to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
- Conducts or directs testing of air quality, noise, temperature, or radiation to verify compliance with health and safety regulations.
- Inspects facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety regulations.
- Examines plans and specifications for new machinery or equipment to determine if all safety requirements have been included.
- Compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data related to exposure factors concerning occupational illnesses and accidents.
- Civil Engineers
- Electrical Drafters
- Engineering Managers
- Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
- Landscape Architects
- Marine Architects
- Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
- Pressure Vessel Inspectors
- Product Safety Engineers
- Traffic Technicians
- Oral Comprehension
- Written Comprehension
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Written Expression
- Deductive Reasoning
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Provide Consultation & Advice to Others
- Processing Information
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Problem Identification
- Operations Analysis
- Technology Design
- Identification of Key Causes
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate