How to become an environmental health professional
What does an environmental health professional do?Environmental health professionals perform a variety of tasks related to occupational and environmental health. They may develop and implement policies to monitor and improve environmental health and safety, or they may take a more legislative tack and work on developing wide-ranging environmental and occupational health policies. These professionals can also be found in a human resources capacity, assisting individuals who have been injured on the job.
Duties and tasks
- Develop and implement workplace-specific occupational and environmental health policies
- Ensure workplaces are kept up to local governmental health standards.
- Report and investigate relevant injuries and health code violations.
- Take preventative steps to prevent injuries in the workplace.
- Work on and enforce legislation related to occupational and environmental health.
- Work with injured employees to secure compensation and to assist in legal action if required.
- Environmental scientist
- Food safety auditor
- Food safety officer
- Food technologist
- Health inspector
- Health promotion practitioner
- Health surveyor
- Occupational health and safety officer
- Pest and weed controller
- Primary products inspector
- Safety inspector
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