Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (29-9011)

Occupation description:  Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 486497 2.311 1325
United States 83,70090,500 8.11,900 2,4004,980

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


Wage data is not available.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
410105 25.652.8 39.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation125
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation78
UI claimants previously working in occupation83
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 241
Number of job position postings 15
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 16.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Hand and Power Tool Safety

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry
Electrical Hazards
Fall Protection
Fire Detection and Protection
Fire Prevention
Hazard Communication
Hazard Recognition Training, 16-Hour EM 385-1-1
Hazard Recognition Training, 40-Hour EM 385-1-1
Health Hazards in Construction
Introduction to OSHA - Construction
Introduction to OSHA - General Industry
Lockout and Tagout
Machine Guarding
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for General Industry
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for General Industry
OSHA 300 Record Keeping
Personal Protective Equipment
Rigging & Material Handling
Safety and Health Programs
Safety Programs and Subpart C
Stairways and Ladders
Walking and Working Surfaces

Alaska Carpenters Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Erector

Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry (8 Hours)
Confined Space Rescue (16 Hours)
Cook Inlet Training Standards/24 Hour Hazwoper
Cook Inlet Training Standards/Hazwoper Refresher (8 Hours)
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety (16 Hours)
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety Refresher (8 Hours)

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Material Transportation Specialist
Mining Safety and Health Administration
North Slope Training Cooperative
OSHA 10 Hour General Construction
OSHA 30 Hour General Construction

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection - S08
Hazardous Materials Transportation Basic - HMT02
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Basic - HMT04
Hazardous Materials Transportation by Air Recurring - HMT05
Hazardous Materials Transportation General Awareness - HMT01
Hazardous Materials Transportation Infectious Substance - HMT10
Hazardous Materials Transportation Recurring - HMT03
Hazardous Materials Transportation Waste - HMT08
Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - S01
Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Fire Watch - S01a
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue - S02
Petroleum Technician - ER06
Petroleum Workers Safety and Health - S05
Transportation Specialist - ER10
Unescorted Module - NSTC01
Unescorted Module Update/Refresher - NSTC02

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Aerial and Scissor Lift Training
Fall Protection
OSHA 10 Hours
OSHA 30 Hours

AVTEC   (Seward)
Confined Space Entry/Rescue
Shipyard Competent Person

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry (OSHA and NSTC Offered)
Confined Space Rescue (OSHA)
Cook Inlet Training Standards & Industrial Safety (CITS) Certificate
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)
Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) & Globally Harmonized Systems (GHS)
North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), Optional H2S/FES Certificate
Respiratory Protection

Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
Hazardous Materials Transportation Specialist
Mining Safety and Health
OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour
Transportation Awareness, 49 CFR 172.704

Delta Mine Training Center   (Delta Junction)
Health, Safety, and Environmental Training

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Occupational Safety Management MS
Safety Management BS

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Abatement Certification Certificate
Confined Space Procedures Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Initial - 24 Hours Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Refresher Certificate
Hazmat Transportation (IMDG) Initial - 12 Hours Certificate
Hazmat Transportation (IMDG) Refresher - 8 Hours Certificate
NSTC 6 PACK + H2S Module Certificate
OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry
OSHA Construction Outreach - 10 Hours Certificate
OSHA Construction Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection Certificate
Trenching, Excavating & Shoring Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Industrial Safety, Level 1 Endorsement
Scaffolding I Endorsement

LTR Training Systems, Inc.   (Anchorage)
Bear Awareness & Handgun Defense
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue
Fall Protection - Basic/Authorized
Fall Protection -Tower Climbing & Rescue

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Aerial Lift/008
Certified Rigging Gear Inspector/010
Confined Space Entry/011
Confined Space Entry/011
Energy Isolation - Lockout/Tag out/018
Energy Isolation-Lockout/Tag Out/018
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
Fall Protection Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
Fall Protection, Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
Health, Safety & Environmental Technician (HSET)/064
Lead Abatement Supervisor / 059
Lead Abatement Worker Initial / 069
Lead Inspector Refresher / 061
Lead Risk Assessor Refresher / 062
NSTC ASH Update / 003
NSTC Confined Space Entry / 004
NSTC Energy Isolation / 005
NSTC Fall Protection / 006
NSTC Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Module/002
NSTC Respiratory Protection /007
NSTC Unescorted/001
OSHA 10 Hour Construction / 020 Training
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry / 021
OSHA 30 Hour Construction / 022
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry / 023
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska
PEC Premier Basic Orientation / 051
PEC Premier Core Compliance / 052

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Initial Certificate
Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher Certificate
Confined Space Entry Certificate
Fall Protection
Hazard Communication
OSHA Outreach Training, 10 Hour Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 30 Hour Certificate
Trenching and Excavation Competent Person Training Certificate

TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
I'm A Supervisor… Now What?
OSHA Compliance Training

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Occupational Safety & Health AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Occupational Safety & Health AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Industry Safety Program Support CT1

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Safety, Health & Environment Awareness Technician CT2

University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Confined Space Entry
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Surface Refresher
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground New Miner
Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 48 Underground Refresher
North Slope Training Consortium (NTSC)