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Become A Product Safety Specialist

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Working As A Product Safety Specialist

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • $70,210

    Average Salary

What Does A Product Safety Specialist Do At Kelly Services

* Participate in the transition of legacy product safety and regulatory compliance records into a new SAP-based database.
* Provide data entry services to create and maintain product safety, regulatory, toxicology and chemical compliance databases on substances, raw materials and products within the Client portfolio.
* Create output reports as required, including safety and regulatory assessment reports, SDS, core dossier, etc. for client’s products, materials and ingredients.
* Engage client’s suppliers in order to obtain material disclosures, required information and/or additional test data for safety evaluation, regulatory registration or notification programs such as European or Korean REACH, EU RoHS, US TSCA, China New Chemical Substances regulation, etc.
* Work collaboratively and effectively with cross-functional teams in different global locations.
* Identify, and escalate as appropriate, potential problems or issues, technical or chemical compliance issues or material changes that may impact Client products or business sectors globally.
* Effectively work within Client systems and processes, support and strengthen strategic internal customer and external material supplier relationships, and prioritize work – all while making cost effective decisions.
* The incumbent is responsible for managing key contact relationships with strategic material suppliers such that Client is viewed as valued and indispensable partner.
* The incumbent is expected to apply specialized scientific knowledge, be self-motivated, and be able to work independently on assigned projects

What Does A Product Safety Specialist Do At Sasol North America

* Monitor and assess the impact of regulations (e.g.
* EPA, OSHA, FDA, FIFRA, and DOT) applicable to Sasol products manufactured or imported into the US.
* Keep abreast of international legislation and guidelines affecting Sasol exports.
* Ensure the health and environmental impact of our products are understood and managed effectively.
* Provide regulatory interpretations and guidance to Product Safety teams, Marketing & Sales, Market Development, R&D, manufacturing, and other Sasol global entities to assure products are produced and marketed in accordance with legal requirements and Business objectives.
* Serve as regulatory liaison with Business leaders.
* Coordinate, prepare and submit new chemical notifications (e.g.
* TSCA PMN, Canadian NSN, etc.) and product registrations (e.g.
* FIFRA, FDA, NSF, etc.) to support domestic and global marketability.
* Ensure annual product registration renewals meet strict reporting mandates.
* Lead teams of colleagues involved with the development of new products.
* Conduct product reviews, hazard assessments and classifications of developmental materials, intermediates, finished products, etc. according to processes for the effective and efficient authoring of SDS and labels in the SAP EH&S system.
* Maintain working knowledge of domestic and global hazard communication (e.g.
* GHS) requirements.
* Lead and participate in Global regulatory implementation teams and activities.
* Prepare and conduct Product Safety training presentations.
* Prepare customer response communication related to Product Safety, regulations and product use issues.
* Represent Sasol to customers, regulatory agencies, and interests in national and international industry associations/work groups (e.g.
* ACC, SCHC, ACI, etc.) on matters of products safety and compliance to ensure company objectives are met

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How To Become A Product Safety Specialist

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


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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Product Safety Specialist Demographics


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  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

  • French

  • Spanish


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Top Skills for A Product Safety Specialist


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Top Product Safety Specialist Skills

  1. Adverse Event Reports
  2. Product Safety
  3. Regulatory Reports
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Peer review of adverse event reports, product quality complaint reports, and medical information inquiries.
  • Review all Best Buy product safety incidents Review all incoming cases.
  • Initiate and complete regulatory reports for timely submission to domestic and international regulatory authorities.
  • Created and maintained regulatory compliance letters to send to customers.
  • Review literature articles and process adverse event reports from literature per project and FDA guidelines.

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