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Subfields and Emerging Specialty Areas

The kind of work that a safety professional does varies widely depending on each individual’s education, experience, and unique passions to protect people, property and the environment. Below are a few subfields and emerging specialty areas that SH&E professionals concentrate on to put a unique spin on their careers!

Emergency Management
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Environmental
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Health
Ergonomics
Fire Protection
Fire Protection and Safety
Fire Protection and Engineering
Fire Science
Health Physics
Industrial Hygiene
Mining Engineering
Public Health
Public Safety
Risk Management
Security

 

ASSE has also identified specific industries or fields where safety professionals often work. Within ASSE, these groups are called Practice Specialties and they include:

Academics
Construction
Consultants
Engineering
Environmental
Fire Protection
Healthcare
Industrial Hygiene
Ergonomics

International
Management
Human Resources
Manufacturing
Mining
Oil and Gas
Public Sector
Risk Management