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Occupational Health and Safety Specialists - 29-9011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • Chief Safety Officer
  • Corporate Safety Director
  • Director Employee Safety and Health
  • Environmental Health and Safety Manager
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety EHS Officer
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Risk Control Consultant
  • Safety Consultant
  • Safety Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Collaborate with engineers or physicians to institute control or remedial measures for hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.
  • Collect samples of dust, gases, vapors, or other potentially toxic materials for analysis.
  • Collect samples of hazardous materials or arrange for sample collection.
  • Conduct audits at hazardous waste sites or industrial sites or participate in hazardous waste site investigations.
  • Conduct safety training or education programs and demonstrate the use of safety equipment.
  • Coordinate "right-to-know" programs regarding hazardous chemicals or other substances.
  • Develop or maintain hygiene programs, such as noise surveys, continuous atmosphere monitoring, ventilation surveys, or asbestos management plans.
  • Develop or maintain medical monitoring programs for employees.
  • Inspect or evaluate workplace environments, equipment, or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Inspect specified areas to ensure the presence of fire prevention equipment, safety equipment, or first-aid supplies.
  • Investigate accidents to identify causes or to determine how such accidents might be prevented in the future.
  • Investigate health-related complaints and inspect facilities to ensure that they comply with public health legislation and regulations.
  • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting, or other conditions that could affect employee health, comfort, or performance.
  • Maintain inventories of hazardous materials or hazardous wastes, using waste tracking systems to ensure that materials are handled properly.
  • Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety.
  • Perform laboratory analyses or physical inspections of samples to detect disease or to assess purity or cleanliness.
  • Prepare hazardous, radioactive, or mixed waste samples for transportation or storage by treating, compacting, packaging, and labeling them.
  • Provide new-employee health and safety orientations and develop materials for these presentations.
  • Recommend measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Analyze laboratory specimens to detect abnormalities or other problems.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Conduct health or safety training programs.
  • Consult with others regarding safe or healthy equipment or facilities.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Develop emergency procedures.
  • Inspect work environments to ensure safety.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Monitor the handling of hazardous materials or medical wastes.
  • Prepare healthcare training materials.
  • Test facilities for environmental hazards.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Physiologist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Safety (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aviation Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Boatswain, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Boatswain, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Food Service (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Damage Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Environmental Health Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Environmental/Occupational Health (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Examiner, Reactor Safeguards (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Medical Service Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Ground Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Ground Safety Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Ground Safety Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ground Safety Specialist (Officer) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hazardous Material (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Hazardous Materiel Control Management Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Industrial Hygiene Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • LDO - Air Traffic Control (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Deck, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Deck, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Ordnance, Aviation (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Safety - General (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Marine Safety Specialist (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Port Contingency Planning (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Port Safety/Environmental Protection - General (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Preventive Medicine Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Preventive Medicine Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Health Officer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Health Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Radiac Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Radiological Control Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • RL - Special Duty - Merchant Marine, Deck (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Safety Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Safety Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Sonar Technician (Surface) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Staff Aviation Safety Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • URL - Submarine Warfare (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • URL - Surface Warfare (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Safety Inspector/Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Dining-Service Inspector
  • Food And Drug Inspector
  • Health Officer, Field
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Industrial-Safety-And-Health Technician
  • Inspector, Furniture And Bedding
  • Inspector, Health Care Facilities
  • Mortician Investigator
  • Occupational-Safety-And-Health Inspector
  • Public Health Service Officer
  • Radiation-Protection Specialist
  • Safety Inspector
  • Safety Manager
  • Sanitarian