- Leads and assists cultural and behavioural change on health, safety and environmental methods through the advancement, application, maintenance and constant improvement on Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and Environmental Management System of his/her company;
- Ensures that these structures are standard and international practices;
- Reports to the seniors and supervisors;
- Accountable in minimizing the risk of expansion, creation, operation and other business activities that trigger damage or danger to people and the environment.
- Contributes in the process of hazard reviews of new and existing equipment;
- Conducts assessments and compliance reviews for laboratories and manufacturing;
- Cooperates in emergency response team activities to guarantee that facilities are ready in the event of an emergency;
- Delivers guidance for the selection of individual protective equipment;
- Keeps a chemical inventory plan and provides researchers with information regarding hazards, appropriate treatment and exposure preclusion.
In order to become an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, one must be a graduate of the degree Bachelor of Science major in Chemical/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or any related discipline. Furthermore, s/he should complete the seminars and trainings provided by departments and other institutions.
- Proficient knowledge in computer office applications;
- Good written and communication skills;
- Excellent problem-solving skills;
- Exceptional organizational skills;
- With good understanding of the complex equipment needed to evaluate situations;
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Able to interact with different levels of expertise;
- Willing to work outside of the regular hours.;
- Ability to work under pressure.
The monthly salary of an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist may range from PhP20,000 to PhP25,000 or may even go up depending on the person’s qualifications and work experience.
With a proper experience acquired, an Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist may advance into posts such as Environmental, Health and Safety Supervisor, Manager, Chief, Health and Safety Consultant or even higher depending on his capabilities and skills.
An Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist is essential to industries or enterprises with the environment as area of work, especially in the construction and energy sector. Oppurtunities are linked to the safety, health and protection of the public as well as in the government institutions and non-government organizations whose advocacies are related to safety and health.
The cost of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering and nursing varies between the public and private institutions. In a public university, the tuition fee is around PhP300 – PhP20,000 per semester while in private schools, fees may range from PhP12,000 – PhP63,000 per semester.