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Working As A Director Employee Safety And Health

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • $92,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Employee Safety And Health Do

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.

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How To Become A Director Employee Safety And Health

Occupational health and safety specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or in a related scientific or technical field.

Education

Occupational health and safety specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety or in a related scientific or technical field, such as engineering, biology, or chemistry. For some positions, a master’s degree in industrial hygiene, health physics, or a related subject is required.

Typical courses include radiation science, hazardous material management and control, risk communications, and respiratory protection. These courses may vary with the specialty in which a student wants to work. For example, courses in health physics focus on topics that differ from those in industrial hygiene.

High school students interested in becoming occupational health and safety specialists should take courses in English, math, chemistry, biology, and physics.

Important Qualities

Ability to use technology. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to use advanced technology. They often work with complex testing equipment.

Communication skills. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to communicate safety instructions and concerns to employees and managers. They need to be able to work with technicians to collect and test samples of possible hazards, such as dust or vapors, in the workplace.

Detail oriented. Occupational health and safety specialists need to understand and follow safety standards and complex government regulations.

Physical stamina. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to stand for long periods and be able to travel regularly. Some specialists work in environments that can be uncomfortable, such as tunnels or mines.

Problem-solving skills. Occupational health and safety specialists must be able to solve problems in order to design and implement workplace processes and procedures that help protect workers from hazardous work conditions.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is voluntary, many employers encourage it. Certification is available through several organizations, depending on the field in which the specialists work. Specialists must have graduated from an accredited educational program and have work experience to be eligible to take most certification exams. To keep their certification, specialists usually are required to complete periodic continuing education.

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Top Careers Before Director Employee Safety And Health
Staff Nurse 10.3%
Manager 6.0%
Nurse 4.3%
Top Careers After Director Employee Safety And Health
Owner 4.1%

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Top Skills for A Director Employee Safety And Health

  1. Ensure Compliance
  2. Osha
  3. Safety Program
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Restructure the safety department to ensure compliance with laws and the reduction of injuries.
  • Attended informal conferences following OSHA citations with company President.
  • Created and implemented full company fleet and equipment training/maintenance safety program.
  • Created and implemented comprehensive instructional programs including health wellness, risk management, infection control, and emergency preparedness.
  • Administered insurance/workers compensation claims, and monitored progress of each case.

Director Employee Safety And Health Demographics

Gender

Male

48.5%

Female

42.6%

Unknown

8.8%
Ethnicity

White

66.6%

Black or African American

12.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

Russian

16.7%

Bengali

16.7%

Italian

16.7%

Hindi

16.7%
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Director Employee Safety And Health Education

Schools

Columbia Southern University

9.1%

University of Phoenix

9.1%

University of Maine

7.3%

West Virginia University

5.5%

Walden University

5.5%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

5.5%

State University of New York Buffalo

5.5%

Indiana State University

5.5%

Clemson University

5.5%

Auburn University

5.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.6%

University of Northern Colorado

3.6%

Rush University

3.6%

University of Alabama

3.6%

Ohio University -

3.6%

Keene State College

3.6%

University of Pennsylvania

3.6%

College of the Holy Cross

3.6%

Franklin University

3.6%

Tusculum College

3.6%
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Majors

Nursing

27.4%

Business

20.3%

Public Health

9.6%

Management

5.6%

Occupational Safety And Health

5.1%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.6%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Environmental Science

3.0%

Public Relations

3.0%

Psychology

2.5%

Nursing Science

2.5%

Human Resources Management

2.0%

Health Sciences And Services

1.5%

Political Science

1.5%

Medicine

1.5%

Biology

1.5%

Communication

1.5%

Kinesiology

1.5%

Chemistry

1.5%

General Studies

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.7%

Masters

36.0%

Other

10.5%

Associate

9.1%

Certificate

5.1%

Doctorate

2.2%

Diploma

0.4%
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