Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors

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Also known as:  Fire Prevention Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer, Industrial Safety Engineer, Product Safety Engineer, Product Safety Test Engineer, System Safety Engineer

ABOUT HEALTH OR SAFETY ENGINEER CAREERS

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There are occupational hazards in many jobs. Working with machinery, chemicals, toxins, or in places that are high above or below ground can be especially dangerous. Employers are required by law to not only provide the safest workplace possible, but to properly train employees to handle on-the-job ...
hazards responsibly.

Health and safety engineers help companies understand and comply with safety laws, including fire safety and prevention. Some engineers deal with product safety. They work in manufacturing to ensure that designs of new products do not create unnecessary hazards.

Engineers use a wide knowledge of mechanical, chemical, and human performance to analyze problems and create solutions. These are skills honed in college engineering courses - and proved on licensing exams. Often, there is travel involved. And there is a risk of exposure to unsafe conditions.

Engineers might work for state or local governments - or an individual company. Either way, the goal is the safety of the work environment and the products we all use. The need for health and safety engineers is ongoing - so it's safe to say this is a career with a bright future.
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Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Includes industrial product safety engineers.
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