2017 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Median Pay: US$70,210
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Occupational health and safety specialists analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.
Duties

Occupational health and safety specialists typically do the following:

  • Identify hazards in the workplace
  • Collect samples of potentially toxic materials for analysis
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with corporate and government health and safety standards and regulations
  • Design and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from hazardous work conditions
  • Investigate accidents and incidents to identify their causes and to determine how they might be prevented
  • Conduct training on a variety of topics, such as emergency preparedness

Occupational health and safety specialists examine the workplace for environmental or physical factors that could affect employee health, safety, comfort, and performance. They may examine factors such as lighting, equipment, materials, and ventilation. Specialists seek to increase worker productivity by reducing absenteeism and equipment downtime. They also seek to save money by lowering insurance premiums and workers' compensation payments and by preventing government fines.

Some specialists develop and conduct employee safety and training programs. These programs cover a range of topics, such as how to use safety equipment correctly and how to respond in an emergency.

In addition to protecting workers, specialists work to prevent harm to property, the environment, and the public by inspecting workplaces for chemical, physical, radiological, and biological hazards. Specialists who work for governments conduct safety inspections and can impose fines.

Occupational health and safety specialists work with engineers and physicians to control or fix hazardous conditions or equipment. They also work closely with occupational health and safety technicians to collect and analyze data in the workplace. 

The tasks of occupational health and safety specialists vary by industry, workplace, and types of hazards affecting employees. The following are examples of types of occupational health and safety specialists:

Ergonomists consider the design of industrial, office, and other equipment to maximize workers' comfort, safety, and productivity.

Industrial or occupational hygienists identify workplace health hazards, such as lead, asbestos, noise, pesticides, and communicable diseases.

Industrial Hygienist

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThis position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region 3, Norfolk State Plan Office located in Norfolk, Virginia.This position has a positive education requirement. A copy of all college transcripts confirming...
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Industrial Hygienist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThis position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region 3, Charleston Area Office located in Charleston, West Virginia.This position has a positive education requirement. A copy of all college transcripts confirming...
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Industrial Hygienist

Type: Part Time
DutiesSummaryThis position is located within the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Region 4, Fort Lauderdale Area Office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.PROFICIENCY IN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE, READING, AND WRITING IS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED....
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Nursing Assistant - MossRehab Comprehensive Rehab Unit

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Since 1959, MossRehab has provided our patients with a breadth of expertise unrivaled in the region. Superior clinical expertise, nationally recognized rehabilitation specialists, unsurpassed diagnostic capabilities, a passion for advocacy, a patient centered team philosophy and a quest for...
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Recent Graduate - Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (Spanish)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Denver Area Office within the regional component of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is responsible for assisting in ensuring safe and healthful workplaces in a specified geographic area.This position is inside the bargaining...
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Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (Spanish)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThis position is located in the Denver Area Office within the regional component of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is responsible for assisting in ensuring safe and healthful workplaces in a specified geographic area.This position is inside the bargaining...
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RN New Grad- M63 Metabolic Surgery

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The M63 Nursing Unit on Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus is a 10-bed unit specializing in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. For the purpose of weight-loss, procedures commonly performed include roux-en-y gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. Routine...
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School Psychologist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Educational Requirements : Graduate degree in School Psychology; Two years of experience in school setting; Appropriate State licensure. Gifted Education Endorsement preferred; Experience and Expertise with gifted and twice-exceptional students required.Job Summary: A School Psychologist will...
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MED TECHNOLOGIST FLOAT - Full Time - CHI Health

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed...
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Med Technologist - Reference Lab - Nights

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed...
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Research Nurse Specialist I

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Research Nurse Specialist I (Urology)Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world....
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MED TECHNOLOGIST/ MLT- Full Time- St. Francis- CHI Health

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Nights- 1800-0430 OR 1730-0600. Rotating weekends and holidaysCHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-...
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