Safety consultants work in the industrial safety and health field; they may work in factories, construction sites, medical facilities, schools, and other large facilities that house potential human dangers. The duties of a safety consultant include inspecting machinery and safety gear to ensure their proper operation and workers' protection, as well as presenting safety information to employees and management. They are also in charge of applying knowledge related to industrial workplace hazards and accident prevention in their workplace and communicating with external resources such as hospitals, local fire departments, and rescue teams so that the proper emergency personnel are available in case of an accident.
Safety Consultant Tasks
Investigate specific incidents and complaints to identify improvement strategies.
Provide risk assessments and training to reduce risk in various workplaces.
Inspect sites and identify potential OSHA and safety hazards, documenting recommendations.
Lead workshops and interventions to improve safety behaviors and equipment usage.