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    Why you can’t go wrong becoming a Safety Manager

    What is a Safety Manager?

    Safety managers are responsible for organising, conducting, and monitoring a company’s employee safety at work.

    What are some of the duties of a Safety Manager?


    • A safety manager’s duties include supervising, training, and testing employees, managers, and supervisors against the OSHA and national laws. They perform inspections and make preparations for emergencies, and establish policies on how to avoid accidents;
    • To ensure that the necessary safety practices and danger prevention are followed, safety managers look at previous incidents and ensure that proper safety procedures are in place moving forward;
    • Safety managers write manuals, incident reports, and other documents to ensure that laws are obeyed, and they also inspect equipment in the workplace to ensure that it is safe for use.


    Here are 25 of the highest-paying Safety Manager jobs in 2022 (Internationally):


    1. HSE Advisor ($70,000-$168,000 per year)
    • A Health, Safety, and Environmental Advisor (HSE) ensures that the organisation abides by all health and safety laws.
    • The responsibilities include taking care of workplace environmental problems that could harm the health and wellness of clients and employees.
    • HSE advisors are employed by both public and private organisations, as well as by government organisations, manufacturing corporations, and other commercial businesses.
    • HSE Advisors draft safety regulations, assess workplaces for dangers, and counsel management on methods to reduce risks and prevent accidents.


    1. Corporate Safety Director ($108,500-$139,500 per year)
    • Corporate Safety Directors are responsible for developing, implementing, and managing health and safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
    • Their responsibilities include developing strategies to reduce and avoid accidents on site, conducting safety audits, and leading safety training sessions.
    • Annual safety reports are also given to management by safety directors.


    1. Regional EHS Manager ($101,500-$133,000 per year)
    • The duties of a Regional Environmental Health & Safety Manager include evaluating, monitoring, and analysing environmental health and safety performance.
    • To ensure safety and strict compliance with regulations, a Regional EHS Manager must also establish and implement regional EHS plans.
    • Other responsibilities include monitoring compliance with rules by employees, contractors, and vendors, conducting assessments of facilities and job sites, documenting, and reporting results, and putting EHS plans and programs into action.
    • They also make recommendations to reduce costs while keeping EHS standards and identify risks.


    1. Chief Safety Officer ($52,000-$125,000 per year)
    • A Chief Safety Officer develops guidelines and practices that reduce risk and guarantee employee safety.
    • Responsibilities include enforcing rules, monitoring safety procedures, improving safety training, and determining what went wrong when accidents occur.
    • Other requirements include strong leadership abilities, managerial experience, and familiarity with all industry safety protocols.
    • They must be able to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information regarding employees and the business as the Chief Safety Officer.


    1. Regional Safety Manager ($77,000-$102,500 per year)
    • Regional Safety Managers are responsible for overseeing the safety of a company’s employees.
    • To ensure that everyone is following the correct safety protocols, they may also be responsible for creating and implementing safety policies, procedures, and training programs.
    • Regional Safety Managers often operate in a regional or divisional office instead of at corporate headquarters. This enables them to regularly engage in direct communication with local managers and workers.


    1. Corporate Safety Manager($66,000-$102,000 per year)
    • A Corporate Safety Manager is responsible for the safety program oversight of all facilities.
    • They are responsible for directing, developing, and executing safety practices, safety procedures, corporate/OHSA requirements, and carrying out root-cause analysis of health and safety issues.
    • The Corporate Safety Manager oversees the company’s safety personnel in carrying out the corporate safety program and keeps track of safety control measures across the organisation.
    • They oversee the development of site-specific safety strategies and various building projects.


    1. HSE Manager($76,000-$101,000 per year)
    • Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Managersare in charge of creating safety management policies, scheduling training sessions, and conducting workplace incident investigations.
    • They basically create organisational safety programs.
    • Duties include conducting risk assessments to find potential hazards and reviewing and updating organisational HSE rules.


    1. Safety Director($60,000-$95,500 per year)
    • A Safety Director enforces safety regulations and procedures in the workplace.
    • Some of the duties involves coordinating safety training and making sure staff is compliant.
    • A Safety Director also serve as management’s counsel when they create new corporate policies in addition to compliance responsibilities.
    • Their responsibility is to ensure that company policies comply with local and federal regulations. Although they are employed in many other sectors, Safety Directors are most frequently found in the manual labour industries, such as manufacturing and construction.


    1. Occupational Safety Specialist($52,000-$86,000 per year)
    • Occupational Safety Specialists create and execute workplace policies and practices to safeguard staff from dangerous working conditions and to protect the environment.
    • Duties include assessing whether workplace policies, practices, and equipment adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards (OHSA).
    • They inspect workplaces for dangers such as damaged and defective machinery, shaky scaffolding, and potential slip-and-fall risks.
    • An Occupational Health and Safety Specialist gets contacted to establish the cause of an accident at work, then they document and describe the incident in a report.
    • By educating staff members on best practices, they also promote a safe working environment.


    1. Health and Safety Instructor ($42,000-$86,000 per year)
    • A Health and Safety Instructor is a person who manages a company’s safety training.
    • ‘Safety trainers’ are acknowledged experts who are trained on workplace risks and the policies that can be used to prevent them.
    • Depending on whether the purpose of the training is to give a workplace safety induction or to certify a specific safety competency, it may or may not address site-specific hazards.
    • A worker’s competence in the safety procedures and ideas that made up their training can be examined and evaluated by safety trainers who work in fields where employees are expected to conform to recognised safety standards.


    1. HSE Specialist ($65,000-$82,000 per year)
    • A Health, Safety and Environment Specialist is responsible for inspecting the workplace to ensure that companies are adhering to health and safety laws, and for offering feedback when infractions occur.
    • The job description includes traveling to companies, performing inspections, identifying non-conformances, compiling reports, and interacting with managers and staff about health and safety regulations.
    • A strong knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s laws and regulations is a must for a HSE Specialist


    1. Health and Safety Advisor($70,500-$81,500 per year)
    • A Health and Safety Advisor is responsible for promoting health, safety, and environmental best practices within an organisation.
    • Duties include promoting and ensuring workplace safety (e.g. occupational safety), developing and implementing current health and safety rules, looking into accidents and incidents, performing risk analyses, and training employers.
    • Health and Safety Advisors are essential in ensuring that workplaces are safe and that workers are aware of the dangers involved with their jobs.


    1. Occupational Health and Safety Specialist($45,000-$78,000 per year)
    • An Occupational Health and Safety Specialist helps to eliminate or reduce risks that could endanger employees, the environment, or the public by identifying workplace hazards.
    • Duties include evaluating work settings, speaking with employees, conducting tests, analysing data, calculating risks, and putting safety precautions into place.
    • These specialists frequently carry equipment and travel to different workplaces to carry out their jobs.


    1. Health and Safety Specialist($48,000-$77,000 per year)
    • The responsibility of a Health and Safety Specialist is to lessen workplace hazards.
    • Other duties include examining equipment, researching potential dangers, and developing plans to reduce the probability of injuries.
    • OHSA rules and other industry-specific regulations are often memorised and enforced by these health and safety professionals.
    • Depending on where they work, a lot of the specifics of this profession change. For instance, medical labs could need to reduce the possibility of contagious diseases spreading, and construction firms might need to ensure that heavy objects or materials don’t fall on workers.
    • Investigating past occurrences and figuring out the best approach to stop them from happening again may also be part of this work.


    1. Occupational Health and Safety Technician($39,500-$75,000 per year)
    • The duties of an Occupational Health and Safety Technician involves gathering information on the health and safety conditions at work.
    • They collaborate with other experts to conduct tests, assess workplace dangers, and make suggestions for resolving problems that could endanger employees.
    • You may also be responsible for gathering samples, training employers, displaying safety gear, and working on incident investigations.


    1. Safety Representative($43,500-$73,000 per year)
    • A Safety Representative is responsible for preventing accidents in the workplace.
    • These workers are directly employed by a corporation, and it is their mission to improve workplace health and safety for all staff.
    • They use employee education and intervention to ensure that the company is following environmental and occupational safety standards.
    • Doing safety inspections, revising business safety policies, informing staff of changes, and collaborating with the OHSA are all possible job responsibilities.


    1. Safety Specialist($47,000-$72,500 per year)
    • Worksite assessments are carried out by a Safety Specialist to identify the risks and hazards present, as well as, whether the site complies with all legal requirements.
    • Duties include investigating workplace accidents, writing reports based on findings, communicating with managers and staff about specific issues that need attention, like unsafe work practices and failure to comply with health and safety standards.
    • Some ‘Safety Experts’ also lead training and safety education classes for employees, teaching them how to use safety gear correctly or prevent accidents from happening.


    1. Health and Safety Coordinator($44,000-$71,500 per year)
    • A Health and Safety Coordinator makes sure that a place of employment or other public building, like a hospital or restaurant, complies with all health and safety laws.
    • As a Health and Safety Coordinator, you collaborate with administrators to spread knowledge of workplace safety and health risks to implement strategies that promote adherence to safety policies.
    • You can be asked to examine accident scenes at work and offer suggestions for mitigating similar occurrences in the future.


    1. HSE Coordinator($53,000-$70,000 per year)
    • A Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator oversees the health, safety, and environmental management for a business.
    • As the HSE coordinator, you are in charge of coordinating any occupational or environmental issues between the staff and the business and coming up with solutions.
    • You also advocate for solutions to problems that are already occurring.


    1. Safety Analyst($45,500-$67,000 per year)
    • A Safety Analyst works as a compliance specialist for a given company.
    • The work responsibilities include monitoring the company’s procedures to make sure all health, safety, and environmental laws are being followed.
    • They examine reports of energy consumption, illnesses and injuries among employees, and other elements that affect safety compliance.


    1. Safety Officer($38,500-$65,500 per year)
    • An Occupational Health and Safety Consultant, also called a Safety Officer, will evaluate the working conditions, and offer suggestions for preventative safety measures.
    • Also, they offer suggestions on how to handle safety problems after an incident.
    • Other responsibilities include informing workers about safety procedures, investigating accidents, monitoring, and evaluating work locations, and recommending workplace policies. You may be in a specialised industry like manufacturing or construction. Your role is to assist managers and employees in avoiding accidents and health risks.


    1. Safety Coordinator($41,000-$60,500 per year)
    • It is the responsibility of a Safety Coordinator to guarantee that staff members are complying to internal and external regulations by staying informed about them.
    • In general, they oversee safety training and keep track of obedience with corporate and governmental requirements.


    1. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician($48,000-$59,500 per year)
    • Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Technicians carry out technical tasks in projects involving industrial hygiene, environmental issues, health issues, fire protection engineering, chemical safety, radiological health, and/or other closely linked EHS fields.
    • They assist the implementation and evaluation of programs aimed to minimize risks to people, animals, and the environment by performing technical work under the direction of an EHS practitioner/professional or program manager.
    • Depending on the business, the work environment, and the kinds of dangers that affect employees, EHS professionals have different specific duties.


    1. Safety Administrator($38,000-$59,000 per year)
    • Safety Administrator helps with developing safety policies and procedures, analyses hazards, recommends and implement solutions for safety risks, and examine safety-related documents.
    • They also enforce rules and regulations, ensuring that the company complies with regulatory standards, and develops the safety protocols so that each employee fully understands them.
    • Other duties include developing safety manuals, training programs, and, if necessary, OHSA logs.
    • Additional responsibilities include setting up team meetings as appropriate, doing audits and inspections, and helping with workers’ compensation claims.


    Contact WWISE today to find out how you can further your career in the Health and Safety Industry.

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