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.
- About 22 percent of technicians worked in government agencies that enforce rules on safety, health, and the environment.
- Technicians attend postsecondary school or enter the occupation through work experience and training.
- Individuals with a well-rounded breadth of knowledge in more than one health and safety specialty will have the best job prospects.
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