If you are looking for a rewarding career that allows you to apply many different skills, work with people and influence leaders, the safety profession is for you.
Why Choose a Career in Safety?
Occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals have rewarding jobs, creating safe work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Safety careers offer job availability, excellent salaries and career advancement and leadership opportunities.
Grow Professionally in a Growing Profession
The safety profession is approximately 110,000 safety professionals strong, with employment opportunities across all safety-related roles projected to increase through 2024, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Growth is being driven by:
- Organizations are increasingly focusing on reputation management — and keeping their workforces safe as a component of being perceived as a good corporate citizen.
- More than half of safety professionals are quickly approaching retirement age, making room for new professionals to enter the field and seasoned professionals to advance.
As workplace safety evolves from being compliance-driven into a strategic return on investment and competitive advantage, and as today’s safety managers retire, the stage is being set for current safety professionals and newcomers to the field to both move up the ranks and take on increasingly valued roles.
What Do OSH Professionals Do?
OSH professionals advise, develop strategies, and lead workplace safety and health management. They provide advice, support and analysis to help employers establish risk controls and management processes that promote sustainable business practice. They work to reduce and eliminate fatalities, injuries, occupational illnesses, and property damage. They also provide advice on matters related to health and wellness and even security.
Safety professionals often specialize in different areas, such as ergonomics, industrial hygiene, training, occupational psychology and occupational health, or in allied professions such as nursing, fire protection engineering or physiotherapy. Others may be more involved in environmental management, emergency management or security.
Occupational Safety Services, LLC can help you jump start your OSH adventure. We offer classes that are basic requirements to be considered qualified candidates for job applications.
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