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Top 10 Safety Officer Qualifications & Skills Employers Want

Sep 27, 2021 10:20:09 AM

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.

New Occupational Health & Safety Program: What Are Your Career Options?

Aug 13, 2019 12:59:25 PM

All across Canada, we're seeing steady employment growth in occupational health and safety. Rising concern over workplace accidents, injuries, and disability claims are creating jobs in this field.

There is also a strong focus on food safety and environmental protection—which have increased demand for inspectors, training providers, and risk management specialists.

This is the domain of the occupational health and safety officer. Curious about training and careers in this field?

Top 5 Workplace Hazards You'll Bust as a Health & Safety Officer

Jul 2, 2018 11:00:32 AM

Have you ever suffered an injury at work? Was the cause a faulty piece of equipment, or unsafe work space?

Every year, thousands of Canadians report job-related illness and injury—and in 2016, 905 people lost their lives because of unsafe working conditions (26 were young workers between the ages of 15 and 24).

But these numbers reflect just a portion of all cases, many of which go unreported. And then there are the families, co-workers, and friends who suffer trauma when a loved-one is injured or killed on-the-job.

The repercussions of unsafe workplaces ripple through our communities, changing lives forever.

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