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Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.
    • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
    • Recommend procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
    • Report or review findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or environmental testing.
    • Evaluate potential health hazards or damage that could occur from product misuse.
    • Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.
    • Interpret safety regulations for others interested in industrial safety, such as safety engineers, labor representatives, and safety inspectors.
    • Review plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
    • Participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
    • Interview employers and employees to obtain information about work environments and workplace incidents.
    • Provide expert testimony in litigation cases.
    • Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy.
    • Conduct or direct testing of air quality, noise, temperature, or radiation levels to verify compliance with health and safety regulations.
    • Provide technical advice and guidance to organizations on how to handle health-related problems and make needed changes.
    • Develop industry standards of product safety.
    • Maintain liaisons with outside organizations, such as fire departments, mutual aid societies, and rescue teams, so that emergency responses can be facilitated.
    • Plan and conduct industrial hygiene research.
    • Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents.
    • Design and build safety equipment.
    • Write and revise safety regulations and codes.
    • Confer with medical professionals to assess health risks and to develop ways to manage health issues and concerns.
    • Check floors of plants to ensure that they are strong enough to support heavy machinery.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 98120/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 47.17/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 550
    • Yearly Projected Openings 40

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Investigative: 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

    Tools

    • Torsion testers
    • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter
    • Shock testing apparatus
    • Physiological recorders
    • Dynamometers

    Technology

    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Compliance software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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