Safety instructors are responsible for designing, planning, organizing, or directing orientation and training programs for employees or customers. They keep up with developments in their area of expertise by reading current journals, books, or magazine articles while developing alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen. They also monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness. Safety instructors earn an average salary of $37,000 annually or $18 per hour.
Safety instructors also design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. They may analyze training needs and present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role-playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures. They also schedule classes based on the availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors.
Safety instructors typically hold a bachelor's degree in human resources development or a related field. They are expected to have some years of experience in a similar role. Some employers prefer candidates with excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.