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HEALTH AND SAFETY ENGINEERS, EXCEPT MINING SAFETY ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Includes industrial product safety engineers.
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Industrial Safety and Health Engineers (ONET code: 17-2111.01)
 
  * Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers (ONET code: 17-2111.02)
 
   Product Safety Engineers (ONET code: 17-2111.03)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Evaluate product designs for safety.
  • Provide expert testimony in litigation cases.
  • Develop industry standards of product safety.
  • 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.
  • Participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
  • Recommend procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • 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..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems..
 
 
  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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process..
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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License Authority for Professional Engineer:  (License details)
 
  Department of Consumer Protection
Occupational & Professional Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Room #110
Hartford, CT   006106 -01630
(860) 713-6135
email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/opld

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $101,808.00 $48.95 $50.93 $35.16 - $59.64
Bridgeport/Stamford $115,689.00 $55.62 $56.53 $38.84 - $65.57
Hartford $101,440.00 $48.77 $47.77 $36.35 - $55.57
New Haven $81,052.00 $38.97 $41.83 $33.93 - $43.08
      
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