Environmental Health & Safety TIara Burns, Trinity Greaves

Environmental health and safety managers inspect and evaluate the environment, equipment and processes in working areas to ensure compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards. Their goal is to protect the employees, customers and the environment.
A bachelor's degree is required for occupations within the environmental health and safety field. Individuals must minor in environmental science/environmental law. Chemistry, ecology, and biology majors also assist with obtaining jobs in the field. The process should take about 4 years to complete. Experience in the field also helps with knowledge about specific professions.

Opportunities for advancement and higher level positions and pay include experience within the field as well as a master's degree (as opposed to bachelor's) in any science relating to environmental science.

On average, environmental health and safety workers make about $78,594 annually. However, with years of experience and a higher education, they could potentially make up to $110,000 a year ($6,549.50 a month).
EHS Managers must be able to promote good working practices for employees, observe organizations to ensure they comply with environmental legislation regarding safety in the workplace. When working in environmental roles, it is about ensuring steps are taken to protect environment from actions of organization and ensuring people are protected from environment. Personal values include the health of the environment and those living in it.


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