Updated February 2023
When someone gets hurt at work, the consequences can be serious and wide-ranging.
The injured person can lose income and benefits. The organization loses an experienced worker and could face production slowdowns, fines, or higher insurance premiums. Company morale and reputation can also take a hit.
That’s why safety officers are so important. Their job is to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses by identifying risks, enforcing safety legislation, and making sure everyone follows the right procedures.
Thinking about becoming a safety officer? Wondering what it takes to get hired?
We spoke with industry experts and examined dozens of actual job postings to find out what safety officer skills employers are looking for.
Here’s what you need to get your career started.