U.S. Army Sergeant First Class
26 years served
Seeking a career in consulting
Occupational health and safety specialists collect data on and analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment.
Occupational health and safety specialists typically do the following:
Inspect, test, and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices to ensure that they follow safety standards and government regulations
Prepare written reports on their findings
Design and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from hazardous work conditions
Evaluate programs on workplace health and safety
Educate employers and workers about workplace safety by preparing and providing training programs
Demonstrate the correct use of safety equipment
Investigate incidents and accidents to identify what caused them and how they might be prevented.