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Product Safety Engineers
District Of Columbia

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Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.

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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

  • Investigate causes of accidents, injuries, or illnesses related to product usage to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
  • Evaluate potential health hazards or damage that could occur from product misuse.
  • Recommend procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
  • Participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
  • Report accident investigation findings.
  • Conduct research to evaluate safety levels for products.

tools & technology

  • Calorimeters
  • Instrument transformers
  • Shock testing apparatus
  • Torsion testers
  • Voltage or current meters

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Compliance software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software
  • Project management software

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