OSHA Safety Specialist

What Does a Career in OSHA® Safety Look Like?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, established in 1970. OSHA ensures safe and healthy working conditions by providing training, outreach, and education on safety standards.

. Jobs could present potentially dangerous environments and health hazards that are unique to the industry. Occupational Health and Safety Specialists visit worksites, collect data, and examine work environments and procedures to determine safety

Good communication, problem-solving skills, and physical stamina are recommended. Time away from home spent traveling to onsite locations is common.


  • A high school degree is required
  • A bachelor’s degree in health or safety, or related scientific or technical field may be required
  • Basic computer skills
  • Certification may be necessary


A background in workspace safety precautions can be helpful in pursuing this career.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs as an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist are expected to increase by 6% from 2018 to 2028.

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