Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

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. Includes environmental protection officers.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Cooperation * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Concern for Others * Adaptability/Flexibility * Analytical Thinking * Leadership * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials. * Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations. * Develop or maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilation surveys, or asbestos management plans.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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