Safety Engineer

Published: | Updated: March 3, 2019

Definition - What does Safety Engineer mean?

A safety engineer is a company employee whose primary responsibility is designing procedures and implementing systems to keep staff safe.

Safeopedia explains Safety Engineer

A safety engineer is usually based in an on-site office. However, the position also necessarily involves spending a lot of time on the factory floor and at worksites to ensure proper implementation and monitoring of safety factors.

By combining a knowledge of health and safety with systems engineering, they are able to ensure that software, machinery, chemicals, and other environmental factors are safe. A safety engineer is required to hold a bachelor's degree—normally in an engineering discipline. The employment of safety engineers is projected to grow at a rate of 6 percent between 2014 and 2024.

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