Leadership, loyalty, teamwork, strong communications skills, and technical expertise are characteristics of military veterans. They’re also, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), characteristics of occupational safety and health professionals. ASSE is encouraging military members leaving the service to consider workplace safety as a second career.
“We need to bolster the pipeline of qualified candidates for occupational safety and health positions in order to improve safety management programs and further reduce work-related injuries and illnesses,” said ASSE board member Brad Giles. He says the OSH profession presents a great opportunity for ex-military personnel to leverage skills acquired during their service.