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Providing Employment Safety Training

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While at the work place every employee wants to feel safe. In fact, even the employers are bound by law to provide the employees with a sound workplace safety training course. Irrespective of whether it is general health and safety issues or hazard control training, employees have to have the skills ensuring their safety in the office thereby preventing any kind of injury. In context of that what can be mentioned is that the career option of an Employment Safety Trainer is on the rise lately with these safety issues gaining an extended level of recognition and significance at the governmental level.

Job profile

The job profile of an Employment Safety Trainer is to:

Build up and execute an efficient safety control along with an industrial hygiene program. He will need to assess and recommend necessary corrections.

He will be responsible for the interpretation of applicable law codes, regulations and guidelines and also render proper explanation and application.

He will have to institute and uphold effectual work relationships and workplace safety employing conflict-resolution and group process techniques making valuable announcements to individual groups of professionals.


As a workplace safety trainer some of the pre-requisites of your job include a vivid surveillance of the workplace, focusing on elements that would potentially concern safety. This is necessary for pertinent training courses.

Along with the general ideas regarding safety and awareness preventing common day to day hazards, you will also have to focus on industry specific issues of safety as well.

Include diverse information on varied health and safety training topics like correct lifting, dealing with the side-effects of particular workplace chemicals or setting up a work station that is positively beneficial in every kind of a way.

Academics/Skills (necessary qualifications)

Some of the necessary qualifications that a prospective Employment Safety Trainer needs to possess are:

•    Knowledge of applicable codes, laws and regulations
•    Skills of data collection and statistical analysis
•    Interpersonal skills along with project management
•    An idea of research methods and associated report writing
•    Aptitude of safety administration and related computer applications


A prospective trainer needs to have a degree equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university or college. The degree has to comprise of an extensive focus in industrial hygiene, physical sciences, and safety along with a field work related to the paradigm.

Prior Experience

It is favorable for a prospective trainer to have four years of full time specialized experience in rising and managing a major safety, manufacturing hygiene, health and safety or some other closely related industrial program. In general, preference is given to individuals whose knowledge and skill is with some health care unit or hospital.


In May 2006 the median yearly salary of occupational health and safety technicians and trainers was $54,920. The highest 10% earned more than $83,720, the middle 50% earned between $41,800 and $70,230 and the lowest 10% earned less than $32,230.

Concluding paragraph

Job opportunities for health and safety trainers and specialists are affected by the private sector due to the economic fluctuations, yet thanks to the rise in the worker's compensation costs a job growth is noticeable for the loss prevention specialists, especially those who deal in ergonomics and construction safety.
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