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E-Books: Career Guide to the Safety Profession

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A career guide to the safety profession by American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation. The Career Guide to the Safety Professionbprovides an overview of the variety of careers available in the safety profession. It also provides guidance in the selection of undergraduate and graduates academic programs, and profiles some safety professionals now employed in both the public and private sectors. The professions described here are critical to the health and safety of all working men and women. One partner to these professions is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIOSH identifies the causes of work-related diseases and injuries.

The Career Guide to the Safety Profession provides an overview of the variety of careers available in the safety profession. It also provides guidance in the selection of undergraduate and graduates academic programs, and profiles some safety professionals now employed in both the public and private sectors. The professions described here are critical to the health and safety of all working men and women. One partner to these professions is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIOSH identifies the causes of work-related diseases and injuries, evaluates the hazards of new technologies and work practices, creates ways to control hazards so that workers are protected, and makes recommendations for occupational safety and health standards. As the Director of NIOSH, every day I see the rewards and challenges of occupational safety and health careers.
In recent decades, a great deal of progress has been made in making workplaces safer.

Career Guide to the Safety Profession Book’s cover

Fatal and disabling injuries have declined substantially. Methods to control many specific hazards have been developed, and some occupational diseases, such as brown lung disease from cotton dust exposure and liver cancer from vinyl chloride exposure, have been nearly eliminated.

But much remains to be done. Workplace injuries and diseases still burden the nation with billions of dollars in workers’ compensation and medical care costs lost productivity and wages. These injuries and illnesses impose pain and suffering on thousands of workers. Furthermore, advancing technologies and processes may bring new hazards to the workplace.

By anticipating and identifying hazards in the workplace in the tasks, tools, materials, machines, and other aspects of the work environment safety professionals help assure that men and women go home safe from work. This publication provides students a chance to explore opportunities in vital safety careers.

Contents

The Contents of Career Guide to the Safety Profession

  • introduction to HSE
  • What is the Safety Profession?
  • The Essential Manager’s Handbook
  • What Safety Professionals Do
  • Where Safety Professionals Work
  • Employment Outlook for Safety Professionals
  • Safety Professional Reference and Study Guide
  • Should I Become a Safety Professional?
  • How to Become a Safety Professional
  • Areas Where Safety Professionals Can Specialize
  • Occupational Hygiene and Risk Management
  • Profiles of Safety Professionals

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