Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

Apart from occupational health and safety inspectors, another type of title in this specialization is an occupational health and safety specialist. Persons with appropriate education and, additionally, professional experience can become one.
Below are the current requirements:

  • specialist - higher education in the field or postgraduate studies, at least 1 year of internship
  • senior specialist - higher education in a given field of study or specialization, postgraduate studies, at least 3 years of internship
  • main specialist - higher education in a given field of study or specialization, postgraduate studies, at least 5 years of internship

The tasks of the health and safety specialist include, inter alia, controlling the working conditions in the plant, preparing documents such as assessments occupational risk, preparing procedures, conducting initial and periodic training, conducting post-accident investigations, cooperating with authorities responsible for monitoring the health and safety at work and other in accordance with the laws and regulations relating to the profession.

In companies that need the services of a health and safety specialist, it is not necessary to hire a person with appropriate qualifications. For this purpose, cooperation with external service providers carrying out the necessary activities can be undertaken. It is a more cost-effective solution, and at the same time ensures a high level of service in the workplace. When selecting the right service provider, it is worth getting acquainted with his rights as well as the scope of service offered and professional experience.

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