Plans, implements, and coordinates safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.
A person in this career:
- Investigates industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures.
- Inspects facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
- Maintains and applies knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
- Conducts or coordinates worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.
- Reports or reviews findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or environmental testing.
- Evaluates adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.
- Recommends process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
- Interprets safety regulations for others interested in industrial safety, such as safety engineers, labor representatives, and safety inspectors.
- Reviews plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
- Interviews employers and employees to obtain information about work environments and workplace incidents.