Safety and Compliance Specialist

Safety & Compliance Specialist

A safety and compliance specialist implements, manages and monitors safety programs, policies, and procedures that meet OSHA and other applicable requirements. Evaluates the organization’s procedures, facilities and equipment by conducting inspections to identify unsafe conditions and to implement safeguards and solutions. These careers may involve recommending measures to help protect workers from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials; ordering the suspension of activities that pose threats to workers’ health or safety; and inspecting, investigating, and evaluating workplace environments, equipment or practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations. Working closely with the Safety Team to bring workers and managers together to promote and maintain a safe, healthful workplace. The safety team ensures that safety is treated as an integral function of the company.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create ways to keep workers and the general public safe from harm
  • Design safe work spaces
  • Inspect machines and test for faults
  • Remove defective equipment
  • Test air quality
  • Investigate complaints.
  • Reduce absenteeism and equipment downtime
  • Prevent government fines
  • Conduct safety inspections
  • Design programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury
  • Search for and identify biological, chemical, and radiological hazards
  • Advise workers on proper lifting techniques
  • Inform management of areas not in compliance employer policies
  • Devise and implement health programs
  • Provide training on new regulations
  • Demonstrate how to recognize hazards
  • Develop methods to predict hazards
  • Evaluate current equipment, products, facilities, or processes
  • Uncover patterns in injury data
  • Evaluate the probability and severity of accidents
  • Write accident reports

Many of the advanced manufacturing companies in the region have careers in this area available. To learn more about these companies, check out their profiles below.


Post High School Certificate
Bachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree


$43,930 – $95,870

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Secondary Trait


Similar Titles

Occupational Health & Safety Specialist, Industrial Safety & Health Engineer, Product Safety Engineer, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Compliance Manager

Advanced Manufacturing Premier Partners

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