The basic duties performed by loss control consultants are based around conducting research and providing guidance to clients and potential clients related to cost control. This includes performing underwriting based on risk assessments, ranging from anticipated workplace-accident exposure to hazardous exposure for workers. In many cases, loss control consultants' jobs also include training and education for clients with the aim of helping to reduce future losses. Other basic tasks such as providing customer service and developing schedules may be necessary as well. To be effective, skills in communication, problem solving, risk analysis, and product management are essential for loss control consultants.