In this job, Occupational Health and Safety Specialists look at where people work and the tools they are using to make sure they are safe and healthy.
• Inspect work areas and equipment.
• Stop work if area is unsafe or if the company is not following rules.
• Make sure air and lighting is good, and noise is not too loud.
• Investigate accidents.
• Teach people about being safe in the workplace.
Where and When:
• They work normal hours.
• Most of the time is spent in companies and factories.
• Many work for the government, but some companies have Specialists that work for them.
What or Who They Work With:
• Air samplers
• Gas detectors
• Laboratory equipment
• Goggles, masks, hardhats, safety suits, gloves
Education and Training:
• Bachelor's degree
- Fire inspector
- Product safety engineer
- Forensic science technician
Related School Subjects:
DINOSAURS BEWARE! A SAFETY GUIDE by Stephen Krensky
KAREN'S SCHOOL MYSTERY (BABY-SITTERS LITTLE SISTER #57) by Ann M. Martin
CRIFF CARVER, HALLWAY PATROL by Jim Krieg