Industrial and construction safety professionals must provide oversight of work activities and identify hazards in a wide variety of operations, such as working on elevated surfaces, handling and storage of hazardous materials and explosives, operating machinery, excavations, maritime activities, repairing or maintaining equipment and use of hoists/cranes, materiel handling and heavy equipment. They assess operations and develop procedures to minimize and control potential hazards. Industrial and construction safety professionals must know health, safety and fire protection regulations which apply to a broad field of operations.
These safety managers must prepare recommendations and advise project/facility managers of the best means for complying with standards and reducing hazards to ensure a safe work environment for employees. Since they interact with employees, supervisors, managers, as well as Federal (OSHA/EPA), State, and other authorities, safety personnel need to effectively communicate at all levels.
Within the Army, organizations that employ industrial and construction safety personnel include Army Materiel Command (AMC) and/or Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).