How to become an environmental health professional

Develop, implement and monitor policies, monitor and improve and work towards improving environmental health and safety for all.

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.

Industry bodies

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  • Primary products inspector
  • Safety inspector

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