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Career - Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

What do Occupational Health and Safety Specialists do? Occupational Health and Safety Specialists are responsible for inspecting and evaluating workplaces as well as the procedures and processes at workplaces. Their job is to find ways and devise programs to avoid or mitigate any harm from diseases or injuries.

In this role, you inspect a workplace to see if it is safe for the workers. You make sure that the workplace adheres to the health and safety regulations set forth by the relevant government agencies.

A part of your job is to develop health and safety programs, and train the workers to ensure their safety at workplaces. You also identify any such activities or processes that may pose threat to the workers’ safety.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists - Occupational Health and Safety Specialists are employed by public as well as private sector. They are usually tasked with ensuring that any processes or scenarios that are adverse to the workplace safety and health are identified and removed.


Environmental Health and Safety Manager - An Environmental Health and Safety Manager is someone who designs, implements and manages environmental health and safety programs. Such a manager is employed in the public as well as private sector.

How do people become Occupational Health and Safety Specialists? The basic requirement for a career as Occupational Health and Safety Specialists is to have a background in Education, Training, Public Safety and Security, Law, Government, Environmental Sciences, or a related field. 

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