Product Safety Engineers

Develop and conduct tests to evaluate product safety levels and recommend measures to reduce or eliminate hazards.

Median Annual Wage: $81,830

Education: Bachelor's degree (79%); Master's degree (10%); Post-baccalaureate certificate (10%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Engineer; Product Safety Manager; Product Safety Engineer; Product Safety Consultant; Product Safety Coordinator; System Safety Engineer; Extra Vehicular Activity Safety Engineer (EVA Engineer)

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Product Safety Engineers.

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  • Evaluate potential health hazards or damage that could occur from product misuse.
  • Participate in preparation of product usage and precautionary label instructions.
  • Recommend procedures for detection, prevention, and elimination of physical, chemical, or other product hazards.
  • Report accident investigation findings.
  • Conduct research to evaluate safety levels for products.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Product Safety Engineers.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Product Safety Engineers.

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