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Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
District Of Columbia

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Plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions.

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Currently Employed: 100

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $39.67 - $55.73

Typical Annual Salary: $82,500 - $115,900

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
  • Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
  • Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
  • Install safety devices on machinery, or direct device installation.
  • Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures.
  • Review plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
  • Report or review findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or environmental testing.
  • Interview employers and employees to obtain information about work environments and workplace incidents.
  • Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct health inspection violations.
  • Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy.

tools & technology

  • Air pollutant samplers
  • Air sampling pumps
  • Dynamometers
  • Physiological recorders
  • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Compliance software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer based training software
  • Data base user interface and query software

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