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.
Also Known As
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Chemical Hygiene Officer, Environmental Health and Safety Officer, Environmental, Health, and Safety Officer (EHS Officer), Industrial Hygienist, Industrial Hygienist Consultant, Safety Consultant, Safety Management Consultant, Safety Officer, Safety Specialist
- Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
- Inspect work environments to ensure safety.
- Design public or employee health programs.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Consult with others regarding safe or healthy equipment or facilities.
- Conduct health or safety training programs.
- Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Investigate safety of work environment.
- Test facilities for environmental hazards.
- Develop emergency procedures.
- Prepare healthcare training materials.
- Monitor the handling of hazardous materials or medical wastes.
- Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
- Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems.
- Speaking – Talking to others.
- Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information.
- Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
- Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
- Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
- Systems Evaluation – Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
- Judgment and Decision Making – Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.
- Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people’s reactions.
- Writing – Writing things for co-workers or customers.
- Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
- Systems Analysis – Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.
- Instructing – Teaching people how to do something.
- Mathematics – Using math to solve problems.
- Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.
- Education: Bachelor's degree
- Experience: None
- Training: No On The Job
- English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Education and Training – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Public Safety and Security – Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Chemistry – Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
- Law and Government – Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Biology – Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
- Engineering and Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Physics – Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.
- Written Comprehension – Reading and understanding what is written.
- Written Expression – Communicating by writing.
- Problem Sensitivity – Noticing when problems happen.
- Deductive Reasoning – Using rules to solve problems.
- Inductive Reasoning – Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.
- Oral Expression – Communicating by speaking.
- Oral Comprehension – Listening and understanding what people say.
- Near Vision – Seeing details up close.
- Flexibility of Closure – Seeing hidden patterns.
- Information Ordering – Ordering or arranging things.
- Speech Clarity – Speaking clearly.
- Speech Recognition – Recognizing spoken words.
- Far Vision – Seeing details that are far away.
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- Aircraft Engine and Parts Manufacturing
- Aircraft Manufacturing
- Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
- Basic Chemical Manufacturing
- Beverage Manufacturing
- Business Support Services
- Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
- Clothing and Apparel Manufacturing
- Communications Equipment Manufacturing
- Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
- Construction Machinery Manufacturing
- Electrical Equipment and Appliances Manufacturing
- Electromedical and Control Instruments Manufacturing
- Food Manufacturing
- Furniture Manufacturing
- Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing
- Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
- Magnetic and Optical Media Manufacturing
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Metal Products Manufacturing
- Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacturing
- Miscellaneous Manufacturing
- Miscellaneous Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
- Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
- Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
- Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
- Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
- Paper Product Manufacturing
- Petroleum Product Manufacturing
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Rubber and Plastic Product Manufacturing
- Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
- Ship and Boat Building
- Synthetic Chemical Manufacturing
- Textile Manufacturing
- Tobacco Production
- Weapons and Ammunition Manufacturing
- Wood Product Manufacturing
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