Occupational health and safety officers coordinate health and safety systems in an organisation.
They identify hazards, assess risks to health and safety, put appropriate safety controls in place and provide advice about accident prevention and occupational health to management and employees.
With experience and sometimes further training, occupational health and safety officers may become auditors, who inspect a workplace’s level of compliance with health and safety standards.
Occupational health and safety specialists typically need at least a VET qualification in work health & safety. Some employers will require a bachelor’s degree in occupational health, safety, or a related scientific or technical field.