Summary Occupational Health And Safety Officer in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as an occupational health and safety officer. The following information is applicable to all Occupational health and safety specialists (NOC 22232).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Occupational health and safety specialists review, evaluate and monitor health and safety hazards and develop strategies to prevent, control and eliminate accidents and occupational injuries. They inspect the workplace environments, equipment and practices to ensure compliance with organization and government environment, health and safety standards and regulations. They are employed throughout the public and private sectors.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Investigate outbreaks of diseases and food poisoning
- Provide information/training to employers, employees and general public
- Conduct surveys and monitoring programs of the natural environment
- Collect samples of materials for analysis
- Inspect spills of hazardous chemicals or products
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