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Working As A Safety Consultant

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • $83,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Safety Consultant Do

Health and safety engineers develop procedures and design systems to prevent people from getting sick or injured and to keep property from being damaged. They combine knowledge of systems engineering and of health or safety to make sure that chemicals, machinery, software, furniture, and other consumer products will not cause harm to people or damage to buildings.

Duties

Health and safety engineers typically do the following:

  • Review plans and specifications for new machinery and equipment to make sure they meet safety requirements
  • Identify and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities, machinery, and safety equipment
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various industrial control mechanisms
  • Ensure that buildings or products comply with health and safety regulations, especially after an inspection that required changes
  • Install safety devices on machinery or direct the installation of these devices
  • Review employee safety programs and recommend improvements
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes

Health and safety engineers also investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine their causes and to determine whether the incidents could have been or can be prevented in the future. They interview employers and employees to learn about work environments and incidents that lead to accidents or injuries. They also evaluate the corrections that were made to remedy violations found during health inspections.

Health and safety engineers are also active in two related fields: industrial hygiene and occupational hygiene. In industrial hygiene, they focus on the effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents. They recognize, evaluate, and control these agents to keep people from becoming sick or injured. For example, they might anticipate that a particular manufacturing process will give off a potentially harmful chemical and recommend either a change to the process or a way to contain and control the chemical.

In occupational hygiene, health and safety engineers investigate the environment in which people work, and then use science and engineering to recommend changes to keep workers from being exposed to sickness or injuries. They help employers and employees understand risks, and improve working conditions and practices. For example, they might observe that the noise level in a factory is likely to cause harm to workers’ hearing and recommend ways to reduce the noise level through changes to the building or reducing exposure time, or by having workers wear proper hearing protection.

Health and safety engineering is a broad field covering many activities. The following are examples of types of health and safety engineers:

Aerospace safety engineers work on missiles, radars, and satellites to make sure that they function safely as designed.

Fire prevention and protection engineers design fire prevention systems for all kinds of buildings. They often work for architects during the design phase of new buildings or renovations. They must be licensed and must keep up with changes in fire codes and regulations.

Product safety engineers investigate the causes of accidents or injuries that might have resulted from the use or misuse of a product. They create solutions that reduce or eliminate safety issues associated with products. They also help design new products to prevent injuries, illnesses, or property damage.

Systems safety engineers work in many fields, including aerospace, and are moving into new fields, such as software safety, medical safety, and environmental safety. These engineers take a systemic approach to identify hazards so that accidents and injuries can be avoided.

For information on health and safety engineers who work in mines, see the profile on mining and geological engineers.

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How To Become A Safety Consultant

Health and safety engineers must have a bachelor’s degree, typically in an engineering discipline such as electrical, chemical, mechanical, industrial, or systems engineering. Another acceptable field of study is occupational or industrial hygiene. Employers value practical experience, so cooperative-education engineering programs at universities are valuable as well.

Education

High school students interested in becoming health and safety engineers will benefit from taking high school courses in math and science, such as algebra, trigonometry, calculus, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Entry-level jobs as a health and safety engineer require a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree programs typically are 4-year programs and include classroom, laboratory, and field studies in applied engineering. Students interested in becoming a health and safety engineer should seek out coursework in occupational safety and health, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, or environmental safety. In addition, programs in mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering, programs in systems engineering and fire protection engineering constitute good preparation for this occupation. ABET accredits programs in engineering.

Students interested in entering the relatively new field of software safety engineering may pursue a degree in computer science.

Many colleges and universities offer cooperative-education programs, which allow students to gain practical experience while completing their education.

A few colleges and universities offer 5-year accelerated programs through which students graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. A master’s degree allows engineers to enter the occupation at a higher level, where they can develop and implement safety systems.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Health and safety engineers produce designs showing potential problems and remedies for them. They must be creative to deal with situations unique to a project.

Critical-thinking skills. Health and safety engineers must be able to identify hazards to humans and property in the workplace or in the home before they cause material damage or become a health threat.

Observational skills. Health and safety engineers must observe and learn how operations function so that they can identify risks to people and property. This requires the ability to think in terms of overall processes within an organization. Health and safety engineers can then recommend systemic changes to minimize risks.

Problem-solving skills. In designing solutions for entire organizational operations, health and safety engineers must take into account processes from more than one system at the same time. In addition, they must try to anticipate a range of human reactions to the changes they recommend.

Reading skills. Health and safety engineers must be able to interpret federal and state regulations and their intent so that they can propose proper designs for specific work environments.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a health and safety engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after one earns a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam are commonly called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Only a few states require health and safety engineers to be licensed. Licensure is generally advised for those opting for a career in systems safety engineering. States requiring licensure usually require continuing education for engineers in order to keep their license. Most states recognize licensure from other states, if the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements.

Health and safety engineers typically have professional certification. Certifications include the following:

  • The Board of Certified Safety Professionals offers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification, the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and a new certification called the Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • The American Board of Industrial Hygiene awards a certification known as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • The American Society of Safety Engineers offers a Certificate in Safety Management (CSM)
  • The International Council on Systems Engineering offers a program leading to a designation as a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP)

Certification is generally needed to advance into management positions.

Advancement

New health and safety engineers usually work under the supervision of experienced engineers. To move to more difficult projects with greater independence, a graduate degree is generally required, such as a master’s degree in engineering or a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

An advanced degree allows an engineer to develop and implement safety programs. Certification as a safety professional or as an industrial hygienist is generally required for entry into management positions. For more information, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

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Safety Consultant Career Paths

Safety Consultant
Safety Manager Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Safety Manager Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Corporate Director, Human Resources
12 Yearsyrs
Safety Manager Human Resources Manager Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Safety Supervisor Supervisor Operations Manager
Terminal Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Safety Supervisor Supervisor Service Manager
Service Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Safety Supervisor Supervisor Plant Manager
Director Of Plant Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Consultant Team Leader Executive Team Leader
Loss Prevention Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Consultant Account Manager Recruitment Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Lead Technician Field Supervisor
Field Operation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Environmental Health Safety Manager EHS Manager
HSE Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Environmental Health Safety Manager Manager, Security And Safety Security Manager
Loss Prevention Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Health And Safety Coordinator Environmental Health Specialist Environmental Specialist
Environmental Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager Food Service Director
Food Safety Director
8 Yearsyrs
Owner/Operator Department Supervisor Assistant Branch Manager
Branch Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Loss Control Consultant Loss Control Manager Loss Prevention Manager
Director-Loss Prevention
9 Yearsyrs
Loss Control Consultant
Loss Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Property Manager Compliance Manager
Regulatory Compliance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Environmental Health Safety Manager Manager, Security And Safety Security Director
Director Of Public Safety
10 Yearsyrs
Loss Control Consultant
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Accounts Payable Manager Audit Manager
Assurance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Safety Manager 3.8 years
Safety Trainer 3.6 years
Safety Officer 3.3 years
Safety Engineer 3.3 years
Safety Supervisor 3.2 years
Safety Coordinator 3.2 years
Safety Specialist 3.1 years
Safety Consultant 3.0 years
Safety Advisor 2.7 years
Safety Technician 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Safety Consultant
Internship 3.9%
Consultant 2.8%
Supervisor 2.6%
Manager 2.4%
Top Careers After Safety Consultant
Consultant 4.9%
Manager 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$83,000
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$58,000
Min 10%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$83,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Cottingham & Butler
Highest Paying City
Sacramento, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a Safety Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Safety Consultant in the United States is $83,452 per year or $40 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $119,000.

Real Safety Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Safety and Risk Consultant Worleyparsons Group, Inc. Bellaire, TX Sep 29, 2014 $248,380
Senior Safety and Risk Consultant Environmental Resources Management Southwest, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 15, 2014 $131,435
Senior Safety and Risk Consultant Environmental Resources Management Southwest, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 01, 2014 $117,125
Senior Safety and Risk Consultant Environmental Resources Management Southwest, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 24, 2014 $117,125
Principal Process Safety Consultant Siemens Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Dec 12, 2014 $107,000
Safety Risk Consultant DET Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc. Katy, TX Sep 03, 2013 $95,064
Technical Process Safety Consultant WS Atkins, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 01, 2014 $95,000
Technical Process Safety Consultant WS Atkins, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 09, 2014 $95,000
Safety & Risk Consultant Environmental Resources Management, Southwest, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 10, 2015 $93,000
Process Safety & Risk Consultant Jensen Hughes, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 01, 2016 $90,980
Process Safety Consultant 2 Siemens Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 26, 2013 $88,000
Technical Process Safety Consultant (Consultant II WS Atkins, Inc. Houston, TX May 20, 2011 $85,197
Technical Process Safety Consultant WS Atkins, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 20, 2012 $84,500
Behavioral Safety Consultant Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc. Lake Forest, IL Aug 05, 2013 $82,374 -
$260,875
Technical Process Safety Consultant WS Atkins, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 15, 2014 $81,100 -
$95,000
Technical Process Safety Consultant WS Atkins, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 29, 2013 $74,630 -
$95,000
Process Safety Consultant Siemens Energy, Inc. Houston, TX May 26, 2011 $74,048 -
$80,761
Process Safety Consultant Siemens Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 31, 2011 $74,048 -
$74,515
Engineer-Process Safety Consultant Siemens Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 03, 2011 $74,048 -
$88,751
Process Safety Consultant Siemens Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 27, 2011 $74,048 -
$88,751
Oracle Argus Safety Consultant Infomerica, Inc. Cary, NC Nov 09, 2016 $71,094
Process Safety Consultant Siemens Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Nov 17, 2011 $70,866 -
$72,141

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Top Skills for A Safety Consultant

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Ensure Compliance
  3. Osha
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Plan, design, and coordinate safety programs, by utilizing disciplinary knowledge to develop useful practical safety procedures.
  • Develop strategies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and drive standardization and consistency throughout the organization.
  • Conducted OSHA type inspections of employers work areas/activities to identify safety hazards.
  • Developed and implemented supervisor and foreman training programs to ensure all safety programs were disseminated to the working crews.
  • Facilitated daily safety meetings and post-job critiques briefings providing feedback on safety related issues.

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Safety Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

76.0%

Female

17.6%

Unknown

6.4%
Ethnicity

White

62.1%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.8%

Carrier

4.2%

Dakota

4.2%

French

3.3%

Russian

3.3%

Italian

3.3%

German

3.3%

Vietnamese

1.7%

Hindi

1.7%

Swahili

0.8%

Gujarati

0.8%

Mandarin

0.8%

Korean

0.8%

Turkish

0.8%

Bengali

0.8%

Kurdish

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Xiang

0.8%

Portuguese

0.8%

Irish

0.8%
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Safety Consultant Education

Schools

Columbia Southern University

22.4%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

7.9%

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

7.3%

Murray State University

5.4%

Eastern Kentucky University

5.3%

University of Central Missouri

4.9%

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.6%

West Virginia University

4.2%

Texas A&M University

3.7%

Indiana State University

3.6%

Marshall University

3.4%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.4%

Oklahoma State University

3.2%

University of Central Oklahoma

2.9%

University of South Florida

2.8%

The Academy

2.8%

Keene State College

2.6%

Odessa College

2.3%

Illinois State University

2.3%
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Majors

Occupational Safety And Health

16.4%

Business

15.6%

Public Health

9.6%

Management

9.5%

Environmental Science

5.2%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

4.6%

Criminal Justice

4.4%

Fire Science And Protection

3.7%

Industrial Technology

3.4%

Nursing

3.4%

Biology

3.3%

Education

3.0%

Health Care Administration

2.6%

General Studies

2.4%

Engineering And Industrial Management

2.4%

Communication

2.2%

Human Resources Management

2.2%

Chemical Engineering

2.2%

Psychology

2.1%

Law

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.3%

Other

22.8%

Masters

20.8%

Associate

8.9%

Certificate

5.3%

Doctorate

2.7%

Diploma

1.0%

License

0.2%
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