Occupational Health & 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.
Also called: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Environmental Health and Safety Officer, Industrial Hygienist, Safety Specialist

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Math and Science
  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    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
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Medgate Enterprise EHS
  • Microsoft Access
    Compliance software
  • ESS Compliance Suite
  • Mannus Compliance: EHS
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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