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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesReview, 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.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$62,300 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsUsually work with many different people in a variety of environments. Their jobs often involve considerable fieldwork, and some travel frequently. Many work long and often irregular hours.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsCritical Thinking, Active Listening, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Number Facility, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsGreg Tate