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Working As A Safety Instructor

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • $71,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Safety Instructor 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 Instructor

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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Safety Instructor Career Paths

Safety Instructor
Safety Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Safety Manager Human Resources Manager Director
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Safety Manager Human Resources Manager Owner
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Safety Coordinator Supervisor Superintendent
Construction Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Safety Coordinator Supervisor Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Safety Coordinator Supervisor Owner
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Safety Consultant Safety Supervisor
HSE Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Safety Consultant Consultant Service Manager
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Safety Consultant Consultant Project Leader
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Owner Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Owner/Operator Assistant Director
Director Of Training
7 Yearsyrs
Owner/Operator Property Manager
Compliance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Owner/Operator Property Manager Compliance Manager
Compliance Director
12 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Terminal Manager
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Property Manager Compliance Manager
Risk Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Safety Supervisor Field Supervisor Security Manager
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Safety Supervisor Environmental Health Safety Manager Health And Safety Manager
Environmental Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Practice Manager Compliance Manager
Regulatory Compliance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Safety Advisor Safety Specialist
Senior Safety Specialist
11 Yearsyrs
Safety Advisor Team Leader Group Leader
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Safety Instructor Demographics

Gender

Male

60.9%

Female

29.7%

Unknown

9.4%
Ethnicity

White

63.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

6.0%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.3%

French

5.8%

Chinese

4.3%

Mandarin

4.3%

Portuguese

2.9%

German

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%

Indonesian

1.4%

Hungarian

1.4%

Japanese

1.4%

Tagalog

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Thai

1.4%

Hmong

1.4%

Italian

1.4%
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Safety Instructor Education

Schools

Columbia Southern University

20.9%

University of Phoenix

14.1%

Nicholls State University

6.3%

The Academy

5.8%

Portland State University

4.9%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.9%

Walden University

3.9%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

3.9%

Capella University

3.9%

Western Washington University

3.4%

Community College of the Air Force

3.4%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

3.4%

Liberty University

3.4%

Odessa College

2.9%

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

2.9%

University of Houston

2.9%

Kaplan University

2.9%

University of Alabama

2.4%

Ashford University

2.4%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

2.4%
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Majors

Business

19.9%

Nursing

8.1%

Criminal Justice

8.0%

Occupational Safety And Health

6.6%

Education

5.7%

Management

5.4%

Public Health

4.7%

Psychology

4.7%

General Studies

4.2%

Elementary Education

3.8%

Health Care Administration

3.8%

Environmental Science

3.1%

Communication

3.1%

Human Resources Management

3.1%

Kinesiology

3.0%

Medical Technician

2.8%

Political Science

2.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.6%

Health Education

2.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

35.3%

Other

26.0%

Masters

18.9%

Associate

10.8%

Certificate

5.6%

Doctorate

2.1%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.3%
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Top Skills for A Safety Instructor

  1. Training Programs
  2. CPR
  3. Osha
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Partnered with local university subject matter experts to create several new technical training programs required by changes in plant production initiatives.
  • Responded to medical emergencies and delivered demonstrations and video material of proper techniques related to CPR/FirstAid/AED.
  • Coordinate, train, and maintain records for all required training mandated by OSHA, State, and local regulations.
  • Coordinated with project managers and engineers to ensure compliance and efficient abatement methods.
  • Educated participants of health courses with information on safety, prevention, and techniques to help during emergency situations.

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