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Occupational Safety Specialist Job Outlook

The job outlook for occupational safety specialists is weak, as employment of occupational health and safety specialists is expected to increase by only 9 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Some employment growth is expected from new environmental regulations and laws that will require occupational safety specialists to create and enforce procedures in the workplace. In addition, the increased adoption of nuclear power as a source of energy may be a major factor for job growth for occupational safety specialists in that field. These occupational safety specialists will be needed to create and carry out programs to maintain the safety of both the workers and the environment.

Insurance and workers’ compensation costs have become a concern for many employers and insurance companies, especially with an aging population remaining in the workforce longer. Older workers usually have a greater proportion of workers’ compensation claims. Also, as the workforce ages, employers will have to provide more illness- and injury-related benefits, including sick leave. Consequently, job growth should be good for occupational safety specialists focused on loss prevention.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor



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