What are the best safety coordinator qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a safety coordinator? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective safety coordinator?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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gail in Miami, Florida

92 months ago

Host said: What is the best training for becoming a safety coordinator? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective safety coordinator?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

I think that the osha 500 certification should pay more, however, i am thinking about going back to college to further my career.

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Karen in Hoschton, Georgia

87 months ago

I got my associates degree in Occupational Health and Safety and landed a job before I even graduated. I plan to get my bachelor's online to further my career. I am also getting certifications in DOT Hazardous Transportation and another in Hexavalent Chromium through training classes through work.

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Eduardo Armendariz in Oxnard, California

85 months ago

If you want to be competitive and set yourself apart from the marginal so called safety specialists, the best way is to obtain certifications from professional entities and getting jobs in different fields to vary your background, and getting ISO 14000 Auditor certifed is a big plus.

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Davina in Bakersfield, CA in Houston, Texas

79 months ago

There are many avenues that can suit the answer to your question, depending on what type of service your company provides; construction, marine, mines, drilling, work shop, etc. There is a publication available out there, I think it's called "Successful Safety Career Path"...or some name of that sort. It has contains valuable information. Type it in the search engine, and maybe it will come up.

Another aspect to view is the "W/H"s...(We know Why, right?) Who, What, Where, When, How?... you'd like the education. You can obtain certifications listed on cchest.org, take online safety classes at www.columbiasouthern.edu or www.nu.edu,etc.

Addtional ways to pursue your career is:

• Get involved with a local chapter
• Meet regularly with a mentor
• Network at every conference
• Acquire as many credentials as possible
• Continually invest in your career
• Learn how to perform, administrate and delegate
• Understand that 20 years of experience cannot be crammed into a six-month job stint in a particular area
• Understand organizational dynamics
• Care about employees in your workplace
• Be content where you are and give 100%

As a safety manager, I really enjoy my job and worked hard to get here. I will share the saying, "If I can do it, so can you!".

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belabes yazid QHSE LAND TRANSPORTATION in Algeria

73 months ago

DEAR SR

THE BEST WAY TO GET A JOB IN SAFETY IS FIRST TO GET IOSH AND NEBOSH IS VERY INTERESTING CERTIFICATE

YAZID BELABES

HASSI MESSAOUD ALGERIA

SAFETY MANAGER
yazid_belabes@yahoo.fr
best regards

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Wayne in Houston, Texas

68 months ago

All training through TEEX can be in most cases used as credits toward an AAS degree in Occupational Safety. All of the others are a waste of time and money.

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