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Career and Education Opportunities for Health, Safety, and Environment Managers

In general, health, safety, and environment managers 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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JOB DESCRIPTION: Health, Safety, and Environment Manager

Health, Safety, and Environment Manager video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Health, safety, and environment managers investigate industrial accidents or occupational diseases to establish causes and preventive measures. They also conduct or direct testing of air quality or radiation levels to confirm adherence to health and safety regulations. Equally important, health, safety, and environment managers have to recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical and biological work hazards. They are often called upon to interpret safety regulations for others interested in industrial safety such as safety engineers and safety inspectors. They are expected to compile and interpret statistical data pertaining to occupational illnesses and accidents. Finally, health, safety, and environment managers write and revise safety regulations and codes.

Every day, health, safety, and environment managers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.