HSE officers perform varied job duties based on the area they’re responsible for, but these core tasks are common in all environments:
Monitor Health and Safety
HSE officers monitor incidents of injury, illness, and other situations within an assigned geographic area.
HSE officers write reports detailing health and safety within their assigned research market.
HSE officers design strategies to reduce incidents of illness, environmental accidents, and other issues that may affect public safety.
HSE officers go into the field to investigate environmental accidents and other public safety concerns within their market. They may also assign team members to investigate reported incidents.
Design Training Programs
HSE officers design training programs to provide safety awareness education.
HSE officers give presentations about current safety hazards based on market research to educate others about avoiding health, safety, and environmental hazards.
Recruit Crew Members
HSE officers recruit and train new HSE crew members.
Perform Risk Assessments
HSE officers assess risks associated with tools and equipment, job sites, and work environments within their assigned research market.
Skills and Qualifications
HSE Officer Skills and Qualifications
HSE officers are detail-oriented professionals with strong critical thinking skills who assess risks and create reports to protect others against health, safety, and environmental dangers. Employers hire HSE officers who have the following essential skills:
• Communication skills
• Organization skills
• Analytical thinking
• Public speaking
HSE Officer Education and Training
A bachelor’s degree in a health, safety, or environmental field / Environmental studies. & other related fields.
Opportunity for HSE officers to manage and train other health and safety staff members and frequently travel to perform field investigations and respond to incident reports.