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Working As A Safety Analyst

  • 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 Safety Analyst 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 Safety Analyst

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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Average Length of Employment
Safety Manager 3.8 years
Safety Officer 3.4 years
EHS Specialist 3.4 years
Safety Coordinator 3.3 years
Safety Engineer 3.3 years
Safety Analyst 3.0 years
Safety Specialist 3.0 years
Safety Advisor 2.6 years
Safety Consultant 2.6 years
Safety Technician 2.4 years
Safety Assistant 2.0 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 8.9%
Instructor 4.7%
Nurse 3.5%
Engineer 2.7%
Top Employers After
Specialist 6.6%
Consultant 3.3%

Safety Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

53.4%

Female

44.6%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

79.6%

Hispanic or Latino

9.9%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

2.4%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.8%

French

11.5%

Portuguese

7.7%

Swahili

3.8%

Chinese

3.8%

German

3.8%

Japanese

3.8%

Russian

3.8%

Carrier

3.8%

Mandarin

3.8%
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Safety Analyst Education

Schools

Columbia Southern University

10.7%

University of Phoenix

8.3%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

7.1%

Purdue University

7.1%

Eastern Kentucky University

6.0%

University of Maryland - University College

4.8%

James Madison University

4.8%

University of Washington

4.8%

Loyola University of Chicago

4.8%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.8%

San Jose State University

4.8%

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

3.6%

Temple University

3.6%

New Mexico State University

3.6%

University of Central Missouri

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.6%

University of California - Davis

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

3.6%

George Washington University

3.6%

Western Michigan University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

17.4%

Nursing

15.8%

Public Health

7.5%

Management

7.2%

Environmental Science

7.2%

Occupational Safety And Health

7.2%

Health Care Administration

4.5%

Biology

4.2%

Industrial Engineering

3.8%

Pharmacy

3.0%

Political Science

3.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.0%

Aviation

2.6%

Engineering

2.3%

Nuclear Engineering

2.3%

Industrial Technology

1.9%

Project Management

1.9%

Mechanical Engineering

1.9%

Chemical Engineering

1.9%

Psychology

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.5%

Masters

28.1%

Other

14.5%

Associate

5.3%

Certificate

4.8%

Doctorate

3.0%

Diploma

0.7%
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Real Safety Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Aviation Safety Analyst Sentel, Corporation Alexandria, VA Sep 07, 2013 $153,500
Nuclear Safety Analyst 3 Nuscale Power, LLC Corvallis, OR Sep 19, 2012 $120,806
Senior Nuclear Safety Analyst Nuscale Power, LLC Corvallis, OR May 01, 2012 $117,474
Senior Clinical Safety Analyst Amarex Clinical Research, LLC (PREV. Amarex, LLC) Germantown, MD Nov 19, 2015 $117,146
Senior Nuclear Safety Analyst Nuscale Power, Inc. Corvallis, OR Sep 30, 2009 $112,819
Patient Safety Analyst UCB Biosciences, Inc. Raleigh, NC Jun 24, 2016 $111,000 -
$121,000
Senior Nuclear Safety Analyst Nuscale Power, Inc. Corvallis, OR Sep 16, 2009 $110,178
Trust and Safety Analyst 3 Paypal Data Services Inc. Austin, TX Jan 08, 2016 $100,000
Trust & Safety Analyst Upwork, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 25, 2016 $100,000
Trust and Safety Analyst 3 Paypal Data Services, Inc. Austin, TX Jun 06, 2016 $100,000
Senior CAE Crash Safety Analyst Altair Productdesign, Inc. Auburn Hills, MI Jul 01, 2010 $98,400
Senior Drug Safety Analyst Purdue Pharma L.P. Stamford, CT Sep 16, 2012 $93,585
Senior Clinical Safety Analyst Amarex Clinical Research, LLC San Jose, CA Mar 18, 2016 $92,726
Senior Clinical Safety Analyst Amarex Clinical Research, LLC San Jose, CA Apr 18, 2016 $92,726
Senior Environmental Health & Safety Analyst Access Business Group LLC Buena Park, CA Dec 16, 2015 $92,365
Senior Drug Safety Analyst Purdue Pharma L.P. Stamford, CT Feb 15, 2011 $89,980
Drug Safety Analyst Fladger & Assoc. Inc. Bear, DE Nov 19, 2015 $87,173
Senior Drug Safety Analyst Purdue Pharma L.P. Stamford, CT Sep 21, 2012 $85,000
Regulatory and Product Safety Analyst Access Business Group International LLC Buena Park, CA Jan 24, 2015 $84,573 -
$121,872
Senior Clinical Safety Analyst Amarex Clinical Research, LLC Germantown, MD Apr 18, 2016 $81,099
Senior Clinical Safety Analyst Amarex Clinical Research, LLC San Jose, CA Apr 18, 2016 $81,099
Senior Clinical Safety Analyst Amarex Clinical Research, LLC Germantown, MD Apr 18, 2016 $78,383
Senior Safety Analyst, Global Safety Amylin Pharmaceuticals, LLC San Diego, CA Apr 02, 2013 $74,160
Trust & Safety Analyst Elance-Odesk, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 04, 2015 $70,000
Drug Safety Analyst Megatrendz Media USA Inc. Piscataway, NJ Sep 08, 2015 $68,000
Insurance Safety Analyst Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Duluth, GA Oct 09, 2016 $65,004
Data Safety Analyst/Sas Analyst Innovative Intelligent Solutions LLC Woburn, MA Jun 02, 2016 $65,000
Safety Analyst Cummins Inc. Fridley, MN Sep 14, 2014 $61,818 -
$75,200

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Top Skills for A Safety Analyst

SeriousAdverseEventsRegulatoryComplianceSafetyProceduresOshaSafetyDataFacilitySafetyProgramEmergencyEHSCorrectiveActionsFDASafetyTrainingJobSafetyAnalysisManagementSystemActionPlansCRFHygieneSafetyIssuesMeddraDOE

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Top Safety Analyst Skills

  1. Serious Adverse Events
  2. Regulatory Compliance
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Create narratives of serious adverse events and other identified adverse events of interest in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Authored major facility operational documents and designated SME for determining and resolving operational, safety, and regulatory compliance discrepancies.
  • Develop and or edit revision of Health and Safety procedures based on best practices.
  • Manage compliance for OSHA standards.
  • Participate in review of safety data for assigned products for identification of new safety signals.

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