Industrial Safety & Health Engineers


Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.
Also called: Environmental Health and Safety Director (EHS Director), Safety and Health Consultant, Safety Engineer, Safety Manager

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Business
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    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
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Root cause analysis software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Compliance software
  • Fire safety inspection and testing software
  • Material safety data sheet MSDS software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Anthropometric databases
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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