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Career Details :: Product Safety Engineers
Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Conducts research to evaluate safety levels for products.
- Investigates causes of accidents, injuries, or illnesses from product usage to develop solutions to minimize or prevent recurrence.
- Participates in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
- Prepares reports of findings from investigation of accidents.
- Advises and recommends procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
- Evaluates potential health hazards or damage that could occur from misuse of product and engineers solutions to improve safety.
- Fire Investigators
- Forensic Science Technicians
- Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
- Museum Technicians and Conservators
- Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
General Work Activities
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Processing Information
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
Frequent Work Context
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done