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SOC: 17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety
Promote worksite or product safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws. Include industrial product safety engineers.
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Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes. Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards. Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance. Install safety devices on machinery, or direct device installation. Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures.
License: This applicant is instructed to contact the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for application forms, procedures, and examination schedules.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $34.03   Entry $70,788.00
Mean $47.89   Mean $99,610.00
Experience $54.81 Experience $114,021.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
45049015.86
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