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Career and Education Opportunities for Product Safety Engineers

In general, product safety engineers develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Product Safety Engineer

Product Safety Engineer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Product safety engineers evaluate potential health hazards or damage that could occur from product misuse. They also participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions. Equally important, product safety engineers have to recommend processes for detection and elimination of physical or other product hazards. They are often called upon to conduct research to review safety levels for products. They are expected to investigate causes of accidents or illnesses pertaining to product usage in order to evolve solutions to minimize or avoid recurrence. Finally, product safety engineers report accident investigation findings.

Every day, product safety engineers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.