Occupational Health & Safety Expert - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Occupational Health & Safety Expert

Jump to:

Job Description


Working can be a hazardous activity as demonstrated by the fact that over 100,000 Americans are injured daily at their workplace and approximately 150 are killed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In order to help cut back on the number of people hurt at their place of work, occupational health and safety experts provide programs that will help to prevent, control, or eliminate workplace safety and health dangers.

These experts are also instrumental in formulating healthier, safe, and more efficient methods of working.

.

Responsibilities

 

Those who choose to become occupational health and safety expert as their career choice will work to pinpoint, control, minimize, or eliminate safety and health problems caused by physical, chemical, or biological processes.

Among your many duties will be ascertaining whether an employer is in compliance with governmental health and safety regulations by inspecting the premises to determine working conditions.

.

Skills

 

Physical Endurance

OHSEs on their feet all the time and need to be able to respond quickly to situations as they arise.

Stress Management

They must manage the stress and pressure that comes with their job.
Organization Must be able to situate tasks and documents to keep sensitive information in order.

Communication

They must speak to organizations and business and maintain healthy work environments for many people, so they must be able to communicate clearly and effectively and relay information at a high level.

Detail-Oriented

These specialists have a ton of tasks they must perform, so they have to pay attention as they multitask throughout their day.

Critical Thinking

Must constantly be devising new ways of interacting with people, adapt to changes, and learn about the things a medical professional needs to know.

Use Complex Testing Equipment

Must be able to effectively use equipment to test environments and ensure safety.

.

Working Conditions


Because health and safety requirements apply to nearly every public and private business, the occupational health and safety expert can find themselves working in a wide range of conditions.

Those who undertake this career will engage in fieldwork as they evaluate places of employment, and this job can entail traveling. Irregular working hours are often the norm for both specialists and technicians.

 

.

Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
08.15.2017
Facility: Mercy Medical Center Responsible for the supervision of Occupational Health operations, staff, support activities and material resources to ensure efficient and effective delivery of medical and follow-up services to injured employees,...
12.13.2017
Are you a team-oriented, engaged, self-starter with recent clinical experience in the OR, and do you have a dream to be continually challenged while enriching the lives of those around you? Kootenai Health is seeking an OR Clinical Care Nurse...
11.08.2017
- Associate's Degree Provides a comprehensive occupational health program for industrial clients. Qualifications: SC RN License with 3-4 years of occupational health experience required. ADN candidates required to obtain BSN within three (3)...
11.20.2017
- Associate's Degree - RN Provides a comprehensive occupational health program for industrial clients. Qualifications: SC RN License with 3-4 years of occupational health experience required. ADN candidates required to obtain BSN within...
12.13.2017
GED or High School Diploma required Using established standards and procedures, the OHT III performs a combination of responsibilities in Employee Health. These responsibilities include performance of venipuncture, vital signs, urine drug...
09.20.2017
The Staff Occupational Therapist provides direct patient care in the hospital to inpatients/outpatients and also assists in program development. Also participates in staff and community education, may supervise OT students according to the...
12.13.2017
The clinical care nurse expert functions in a bedside, hands-on role as a nurse expert, educator and consultant for assigned departments in the clinical development and education of nursing staff. Analyzes and validates educational needs and...
12.13.2017
A. Experience, Knowledge and Skill 1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree in health care/business related field preferred. Previous experience in primary medicine and/or specialty clinic preferred. Computer and...
10.13.2017
Provides direct patient care and services, education, and support to patients in the occupational health specialty practice setting. Functions as a clinical, community, and employer resource, educator, and consultant. Able to coordinate and...
12.13.2017
ADN Required; BSN Preferred Registered Nurse State of South Carolina ADN/BSN ** Will be traveling to Spartanburg and Greenville Counties, as well Manufacturing companies. Let's face it, you've always known that nursing is far more than...
11.14.2017
The Occupational Health Nurse is the key health care provider serving Pardee Business and Industry Services. Working with the Medical Director and Signature Care, will primarily be responsible for the successful operation of on-site clinical...
12.13.2017
Responsible for the home evaluation and treatment of clients with activities of daily living, physical and/or emotional limitations. Educates patients and families to maximize patient function and independence through Occupational Therapy....
03.01.2017
Develops and administers a plan of treatment for the treatment of physical disease or disability, developmental deficits and related psychosocial impairment of inpatients and outpatients upon physician referral. Evaluation and development...
01.09.2017
Collaborates with the health care team using evidence based practice, demonstrating accountability, respect for patients, families and coworkers, while providing safe and optimal patient outcomes. Promotes continuity of care by communicating...
11.30.2017
Responsible for providing occupational health services to MLH clients employees. Treats and triages worksite illness and injury, monitors medical surveillance programs and provides Workers Compensation case coordination. Partners with the...
  1. Clinical Manager, Occupational Health Springfield, MA Sisters of Providence Health System
    Facility: Mercy Medical Center Responsible for the supervision of Occupational Health operations, staff, support activities and material resources to ensure efficient and effective delivery of medical and follow-up services to injured employees,...
  2. Clinical Care Nurse Expert Coeur d'Alene, ID Kootenai Health
    Are you a team-oriented, engaged, self-starter with recent clinical experience in the OR, and do you have a dream to be continually challenged while enriching the lives of those around you? Kootenai Health is seeking an OR Clinical Care Nurse...
  3. Staff Nurse - Occupational Health Anderson, SC AnMed Health
    - Associate's Degree Provides a comprehensive occupational health program for industrial clients. Qualifications: SC RN License with 3-4 years of occupational health experience required. ADN candidates required to obtain BSN within three (3)...
  4. Staff Nurse - Occupational Health Anderson, SC AnMed Health
    - Associate's Degree - RN Provides a comprehensive occupational health program for industrial clients. Qualifications: SC RN License with 3-4 years of occupational health experience required. ADN candidates required to obtain BSN within...
  5. Occupational Health Tech II Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
    GED or High School Diploma required Using established standards and procedures, the OHT III performs a combination of responsibilities in Employee Health. These responsibilities include performance of venipuncture, vital signs, urine drug...
  6. Occupational Health Nurse Princeton, IL Perry Memorial Hospital
    The Staff Occupational Therapist provides direct patient care in the hospital to inpatients/outpatients and also assists in program development. Also participates in staff and community education, may supervise OT students according to the...
  7. Clinical Care Nurse Expert - Emergency Coeur d'Alene, ID Kootenai Health
    The clinical care nurse expert functions in a bedside, hands-on role as a nurse expert, educator and consultant for assigned departments in the clinical development and education of nursing staff. Analyzes and validates educational needs and...
  8. Occupational Health Accounts Supervisor Hammond, LA North Oaks Health System
    A. Experience, Knowledge and Skill 1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree in health care/business related field preferred. Previous experience in primary medicine and/or specialty clinic preferred. Computer and...
  9. RN - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH Greenville, SC Greenville Health System
    Provides direct patient care and services, education, and support to patients in the occupational health specialty practice setting. Functions as a clinical, community, and employer resource, educator, and consultant. Able to coordinate and...
  10. Occupational Health Nurse Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
    ADN Required; BSN Preferred Registered Nurse State of South Carolina ADN/BSN ** Will be traveling to Spartanburg and Greenville Counties, as well Manufacturing companies. Let's face it, you've always known that nursing is far more than...
  11. Occupational Health Nurse - Signature Care Hendersonville, NC Pardee Hospital
    The Occupational Health Nurse is the key health care provider serving Pardee Business and Industry Services. Working with the Medical Director and Signature Care, will primarily be responsible for the successful operation of on-site clinical...
  12. Occupational Therapist - Home Health Waterloo, IA Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
    Responsible for the home evaluation and treatment of clients with activities of daily living, physical and/or emotional limitations. Educates patients and families to maximize patient function and independence through Occupational Therapy....
  13. Occupational Therapist Lenoir, NC Caldwell UNC Health Care
    Develops and administers a plan of treatment for the treatment of physical disease or disability, developmental deficits and related psychosocial impairment of inpatients and outpatients upon physician referral. Evaluation and development...
  14. Occupational Health Nurse Pella, IA Pella Regional Health Center
    Collaborates with the health care team using evidence based practice, demonstrating accountability, respect for patients, families and coworkers, while providing safe and optimal patient outcomes. Promotes continuity of care by communicating...
  15. RN-Occupational Health - Intn'l Paper - PRN/As needed Job Memphis, TN Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
    Responsible for providing occupational health services to MLH clients employees. Treats and triages worksite illness and injury, monitors medical surveillance programs and provides Workers Compensation case coordination. Partners with the...