A safety coordinator, usually working under general supervision, conducts safety audits and inspections and evaluates and ensures improvements for job-site safety personnel. A safety coordinator will usually be assigned to a large project or several smaller projects at one time. A safety manager works usually under general supervision and conducts comprehensive safety audits and procedures. They also maintain accident and insurance records as required by OSHA, and provides advice and or training to less experienced safety engineers and coordinators.
A career in safety is a very important function in the construction industry. A safety coordinator position requires a safety or insurance degree and a minimum of three years of significant safety experience. A safety manager requires a safety or insurance degree and a minimum of ten years of significant safety experience.
*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2020. https://www.bls.gov/oes/
* Low range wage rates based on the 25th percentile wage level. High range wage rates based on the 90th percentile wage level.
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