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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.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Air samplers or collectors
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  • Air sampling pumps
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  • Air pollutant samplers
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  • Strain gauges
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  • Thickness measuring devices
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Compliance software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Data base user interface and query software
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  • Computer based training software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures.
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  • Report or review findings from accident investigations, facilities inspections, or environmental testing.
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  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes.
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  • Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance.
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  • Conduct or coordinate worker training in areas such as safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring, and use of safety equipment.
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  • Review employee safety programs to determine their adequacy.
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  • Interview employers and employees to obtain information about work environments and workplace incidents.
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  • Review plans and specifications for construction of new machinery or equipment to determine whether all safety requirements have been met.
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  • Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents.
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  • Interpret safety regulations for others interested in industrial safety, such as safety engineers, labor representatives, and safety inspectors.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
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  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
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  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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     Education & Training
      Education:   Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $98,327.00 $47.27  $35.38  $39.25 - $56.09 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $103,623.00 $49.82  $37.32  $39.57 - $58.06 
    Danbury $73,102.00 $35.15  $24.20  $26.76 - $42.46 
    Hartford $99,390.00 $47.79  $38.34  $41.65 - $55.71 
    New Haven $94,894.00 $45.62  $31.53  $35.72 - $54.68 
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