Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors:

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.

Also includes

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $81,760.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 236
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.27 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Review health, safety, and environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Interpret architectural or engineering information from blueprints or schematics
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review engineering data or reports
Research medical or health improvement issues
Determine effects of pollution
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Research human performance or health factors related to engineering or design activities
Determine fire causes
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Collect engineering data
Research product safety
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Analyze evidence or facts

Analyzing Data or Information

Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Interpret laws or legislation
Evaluate product design
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Perform health, safety, and environment (HSE) related research
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage safety programs
Direct fire fighting, prevention, or suppression activities
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Take responsibility for safety of group
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities
Manage industrial projects
Direct installation activities
Direct construction activities
Supervise engineering personnel

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect facilities or work sites for environmental or safety hazards
Test radiation levels of surrounding area
Test ambient levels of air quality, noise, or temperature
Test manufactured products
Compute product or materials test results
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Test engineering project equipment

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Employ proper personal protection in health care settings
Employ radiation safety procedures
Implement health or sanitation standards
Follow safety procedures and regulations in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Implement pollution control techniques
Solve engineering problems
Determine causes of mechanical or production problems
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Recommend measures to ensure maximum employee protection
Advise industrial or manufacturing personnel
Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance
Advise authorities or others on the management of emergency situations, radiation incidents, or hazardous conditions
Recommend action to ensure legal or regulatory compliance
Advise others regarding environmental practices, standards, or concerns
Advise individuals regarding health or safety matters

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Driver's License
Root Cause Analysis
Environmental Laws and Regulations
Process Safety
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Compliance

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