• Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 69,220
    $45,600 range bar $103,890
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Occupational health and safety specialists inspect workplaces to make sure that businesses follow regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.

What do they typically do

  • Investigate accidents and incidents to find their causes and to determine how to prevent them in the future
  • Identify hazards in the workplace
  • Order suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety
  • Design and put in place workplace processes and procedures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work conditions
  • Maintain or update emergency response plans or procedures
  • Inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with company and government health and safety standards and regulations
  • Conduct training on a variety of topics such as emergency preparedness
  • Collect samples of potentially toxic materials for analysis

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 172

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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 Officer, Safety Specialist
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