Safety Engineer

Safety Engineer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Safety Engineer job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Safety Management Systems
  • Safety Engineering
  • Risk Assessment
  • Construction Safety
  • Inspection
  • Occupational Health
  • Engineering
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  • Industrial Safety
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)
  • Accident Investigation
  • Fire Safety
  • Construction
  • Microsoft Access
  • Workplace Safety
  • Safety Training
  • OSHA
  • AutoCAD
  • Project Engineering
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Ergonomics
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Behavior Based Safety

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Resume Skills: Safety Techniques

  • OSHA Compliance
  • Accident Investigation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Ergonomics
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Safety Training & Education
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPS)
  • Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
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Resume Skills: Safety Standards

  • OSHA
  • ISO 45001
  • NFPA
  • ANSI
  • API
  • OSHA Standards
  • ANSI Regulations
  • NFPA Code
  • EPA Requirements
  • NIOSH Guidelines
  • ICC Code
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations
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Resume Skills: Software

  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks
  • Simul8
  • MS Office
  • Safety Management Software (iTrak)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Project Management Tools (Asana, Trello)
  • Statistical Analysis Software (SPSS, Minitab)
  • Inventor
  • MS Office Suite
  • SAP
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Resume Skills: Hazard Analysis

  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Hazard and Operability Study
  • Workplace Hazard Assessment
  • Hazard Identification
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Resume Skills: Technical

Resume Skills: Industry Regulations & Guidelines

Resume Skills: Environmental Science

Resume Skills: Risk Assessment

Resume Skills: Operation Engineering

Resume Skills: Industrial Hygiene

Resume Skills: Risk Assessment Tools

Resume Skills: Data Analysis

Resume Skills: Regulatory Standards

Resume Skills: Quality Management

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Sample Safety Engineer Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Safety Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Shell Corporation September 2020 - Present
Senior Safety Engineer
Spearheaded the optimization of Safety Management Systems, leading to a 20% increase in efficiency
Implemented a in-depth hazard analysis program, effectively decreasing accidents on site by 35%
Initiated advanced risk assessments using AutoCAD software, instrumental in the identification and mitigation of hazardous work situations
Developed safety training curriculum that was adopted company-wide, leading to a reduction in OSHA violations by 25%
Championed comprehensive accident investigation leading to a 30% reduction in work-related incidents in just one year January 2018 - August 2020
Safety Engineer
Designed robust Construction Safety protocols, decreasing injuries on-site by 40%
Streamlined Occupational Health standards resulting in a healthier work environment and reduced sick-leave by 30%
Conducted regular environmental audits using advanced engineering concepts to ensure adherence to Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) standards
Implemented Industrial Safety measures, leading to a 50% decrease in incident rates within two years
Resume Worded March 2015 - December 2017
Assistant Safety Engineer
Assisted in the establishment and maintenance of safety management systems inline with company objectives
Facilitated routine risk assessment activities, ensuring a 20% reduction in safety incidents
Regularly conducted workplace safety inspections, leading to a decrease in safety hazards by 30%
Resume Worded Institute January 2018
Master of Engineering in Safety and Health
Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Safety
Won 'Excellence in Safety Design' award, Top 5% of the graduating class
Safety Standards: OSHA, ISO 45001, NFPA, ANSI, API
Software: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MATLAB, Simul8, MS Office
Risk Assessment: Hazard Identification, Risk Analysis, Mitigation Measures, Risk Control, Safety Audits
Operation Engineering: Root Cause Analysis, Emergency System Design, Fire Protection Systems, HAZOP, Gas Detection Systems
Certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM)
Volunteering: Worked in 'Safety First' community for promoting workplace safety education in schools and colleges
Projects: Developed company-wide safety training modules at, Improved Shell Corporation's safety standard compliance by 30%
Awards: Received 'Safety Innovation Award' at Shell Corporation, 2019
Your Name
Hazard Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Chevron Corporation June 2020 - Present
Senior Hazard Analyst
Introduced a rigorous hazard identification system, reducing unintentional exposure to risks by 40%
Implemented approximation sequences in Microsoft Access to project future hazards, leading to a safer work environment
Drove an investigative approach to accident reports, reducing the incident recurrence rate by 45%
Facilitated effective Safety Engineering practices leading to increased industrial hygiene December 2017 - May 2020
Hazard Analyst
Streamlined hazard analysis processes using project engineering concepts, leading to a 25% improved safety performance
Used advanced engineering software to create precise risk assessment reports, leading to a healthier work environment
Contributed to the reduction of OSHA violations by 30% through developing meticulous safety protocols
Resume Worded August 2014 - November 2017
Junior Hazard Analyst
Conducted systematic hazard identification to foster a safe work environment
Contributed to the improvement of Safety Management Systems inline with EHS standards
Assisted in implementing fire safety measures, leading to a 20% decrease in fire-related incidents
Resume Worded Institute March 2020
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Certification covers comprehensive topics including hazard identification, hazard evaluation, and hazard control technology
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Science
Specialized coursework in Environmental Risk Analysis, Industrial Hygiene, and Occupational Health
Thesis: 'Analyzing Post-Occupancy Building Hazards and their Effects on Employees' Health'
Hazard Analysis: Job Hazard Analysis, Process Hazard Analysis, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Hazard and Operability Study, Workplace Hazard Assessment, Hazard Identification
Technical Skills: MS Office Suite, Python (Basic), QGIS, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Risk Management Software (e.g., PHAWorks, MatrixOne)
Industry Regulations & Guidelines: OSHA Guidelines, EPA Regulations, NIOSH Standards, ANSI Guidelines, ISO Standards, FEMA Natural Hazard Guidelines
Environmental Science: Toxicology, Hydrology, Environmental Legislation, Soil Science, Sustainability Studies, Environmental Impact Assessment
Certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP) - Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) - Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
Awards & Recognitions: Chevron Excellence Award for Notable Hazard Mitigation (2021), Safety Champion Award (2019)
Professional Training: Emergency Response Planning - FEMA, Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Training - OSHA
Professional Memberships: American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Your Name
Risk Assessor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
BP Oil Corporation July 2019 - Present
Lead Risk Assessor
Pioneered a holistic risk assessment framework that improved detection rate of potential threats by 35%
Implemented vigilant occupational health procedures that improved employee health indices by 30%
Commanded the integration of modern safety engineering techniques for better hazard detection
Led the team in the coordination of safety training sessions resulting in a significant decrease in on-site incidents April 2016 - June 2019
Risk Assessor
Facilitated in thorough accident investigation procedures leading to better understanding of risk factors
Played a pivotal role in maintaining the Safety Management Systems, achieving a 20% reduction in system failures
Managed workplace safety inspections and protocols alignment with EHS standards, resulting in fewer on-site accidents
Resume Worded January 2014 - March 2016
Assistant Risk Assessor
Assisted in conducting robust risk assessments leading to safer workplace practices
Effectively managed workplace safety protocols, resulting in reduction in incidents
Contributed to the development and implementation of fire safety measures, reducing fire hazards by 25%
Resume Worded Academic Center July 2013
Master of Business Administration - Risk Management
Concentration in Strategic Risk Assessment
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Statistics
Minor in Business Administration
Awards: Dean's List 2010 & 2012 (Top 10% class ranking)
Risk Assessment Tools: Crystal Ball, Mindtools, Palisades @RISK, MetricStream, Protecht, LogicGate
Data Analysis: Excel (Advanced), R, Python, SAS, Tableau, Matlab
Regulatory Standards: ISO 31000, Basel II/III, Dodd-Frank Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Quality Management Skills: Six Sigma, Lean Management, Quality Control, Continuous Improvement
Certifications: Certified Risk Manager (CRM) - National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research (2018), GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM) - Global Association of Risk Professionals (2016)
Projects: Risk Assessment Project for City Health Department (2019-2020), Devised and implemented risk management guidelines for (2017)
Training & Development: Attended the Annual Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) Conference (2021), Organized internal risk management training at BP Oil Corporation
Your Name
Safety Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2018 - Present
Senior Safety Technician
Developed and implemented comprehensive Safety Management Systems that led to a 20% decrease in workplace accidents in a calendar year
Conducted 15+ detailed Accident Investigations monthly to identify hazard patterns and mitigate future incidents
Executed facility-wide safety training for 100+ employees, increasing understanding of safety protocols and compliance with ISO 14001
Performed regular Inspection of operation sites using 5S principles, improving occupational health by 30%
Implemented a digital reporting system using Microsoft Access, improving efficiency and accuracy in safety reports by 40%
Resume Worded January 2016 - May 2018
Safety Technician
Streamlined safety procedures, reducing accident rate by 25% in year one
Managed and utilized SAP Products to monitor industrial safety metrics, increasing efficiency in hazard response by 35%
Provided expert advice on Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) guidelines, resulting in a 100% compliance rating for the company.
ExxonMobil July 2013 - December 2015
Junior Safety Technician
Supported the strategic planning of safety initiatives in the petroleum industry
Assisted with site safety inspections, identifying key areas of risk and recommending proactive measures
Leveraged Microsoft Project in organizing and completing accident investigation paperwork.
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Specialized in Hazardous Materials Management
Resume Worded Academic Center October 2015
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Certification achieved during tenure at ExxonMobil, applied practical safety techniques in real-world scenarios
Safety Standards & Regulations: OSHA, HAZMAT, EPA, NFPA, ISO 45001
Technical Skills: AutoCAD, Incident Investigation, Hazard Analysis, Risk Assessment
Software: SAP, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Visio, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Management Software
Certifications: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Volunteering: Safety Officer, Local Community Marathon, 2017 - Present
Professional Development: Attended Regular Safety Industry Conferences and Workshops - OSHA Training Institute (OTI), National Safety Council (NSC) Congress
Associations: Board Member, American Society of Safety Professionals, 2017 - Present
Your Name
Safety Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Chevron Corporation February 2020 - Present
Senior Safety Specialist
Leveraged ISO Standards in establishing a new safety model, reducing workplace accidents by 15% within a year
Spearheaded Continuous Improvement efforts within the safety team leading to 20% efficiency enhancement
Designed and implemented construction safety programs resulting in a 50% decrease in construction-related incidents
Managed corporate-wide safety training and awareness programs, training over 200+ personnel in multiple locations
Developed a safety operating system model that enhanced industrial hygiene. June 2016 - January 2020
Safety Specialist
Contributed to the development of the firm’s EHS guidelines, ensuring 100% compliance
Conducted safety audits and inspections, recognized and resolved safety hazards
Introduced safety metrics into SAP Products management system, leading to a 35% improvement in incident response time
Resume Worded September 2012 - May 2016
Junior Safety Specialist
Assisted in the planning and implementation of a detailed safety management system
Aided in regular safety inspections, leading to a safer, more efficient workspace
Contributed input during the strategic planning of company-wide safety initiatives.
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2020
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
This certification provided comprehensive understanding of safety standards and regulations.
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master's in Occupational Health and Safety
Concentration in Industrial Hygiene
Recipient of Presidential Scholarship (Top 5%)
Types of Safety Management: Workplace Safety, Environmental Safety, Process Safety, Construction Safety, Fire Safety
Safety Regulations & Standards: OSHA, ISO 45001, EPA Regulations, ANSI Standards, DOT Regulations
Software: Safety Inspection Software, Microsoft Office Suite, Safety Training Programs, SAP EHS, Risk Assessment Software
Risk Management: Emergency Response Planning, Hazard Analysis, Incident Investigation, Control of Hazardous Energy, Accident Prevention
Certifications: Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer, CPR & First Aid Certified
Professional Associations: Member, American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chairperson, Annual Health & Safety Symposium, Volunteer, Disaster Relief operations
Your Name
Safety Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
BP America Inc. October 2018 - Present
Safety Manager
Implemented a new Workplace Safety Management System, resulting in 40% reduction of incidents per year
Led a team of 20 Safety Technicians, providing guidance for comprehensive accident investigations
Enhanced safety protocols by incorporating ISO 14001 and ISO Standards, resulting in safer practices across the company’s operations
Conducted safety training for over 300 employees, reinforcing safety measures and emergency response procedures
Exceeded corporate safety performance metrics by 25% through effective management and protocol implementation April 2016 - September 2018
Senior Safety Technician
Performed regular safety and security checks, improving adherence to safety regulations by 30%
Leveraged Microsoft Project for efficient management of accident investigation tasks, reducing report processing time by 20%
Enabled a culture of safety by providing training to 100+ employees, reducing injuries by 15% over two years.
Resume Worded July 2012 - March 2016
Safety Technician
Guided with safety inspections ensuring a safe and hazard-free work environment
Implemented safety improvement programs, achieving a 20% reduction in safety incidents
Managed safety records via Microsoft Access, increasing efficiency by 25%.
Resume Worded Academic Center September 2018
Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (COHC)
Part-time acquisition with emphasis on Environmental Health and Safety regulation
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Science in Safety Management
Specialization in Occupational Health and Safety
Technical Skills: Safety Equipment Operation, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), Safety Inspection, Fire Safety, Construction Safety, First Aid
Software Proficiency: AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, Gensuite, EtQ, Incident Management Software (IMPACT 360)
OSHA Standards: OSHA 500, OSHA 501, OSHA 10-hour, OSHA 30-hour, OSHA 510, OSHA 511
Certifications Rigpass, H2S (Hydrogen Sulphide) Certification, CPR Certification, Fire Safety Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification:
Certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Leadership & Volunteering: Leadership role in the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), volunteer safety inspector for local community events
Projects: Developed risk management strategies utilized company-wide at BP America Inc., Introduced automated safety management systems for large scale processing at

How do I add skills to a Safety Engineer resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Safety Engineer posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Safety Management Systems, Occupational Health and Industrial Safety are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Construction Safety and Safety Engineering.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Inspection, Engineering and Risk Assessment - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Accident Investigation, Hazard Identification and Hazard Analysis - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Highlight technical and engineering skills.

It's important to show hiring managers your technical experience, whether that's in your previous Safety Engineer roles or other experiences. Try to emphasize your technical and engineering experience through your bullet points.

Highlight any software engineering or development experience.

Programming and software development are common skill sets for Safety Engineer roles, so try to highlight related accomplishments in your summary, work experience or skills sections.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Safety Engineer, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

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On top Safety Engineer resumes, skills like Safety Management Systems, Safety Engineering, Risk Assessment, Construction Safety, Inspection, Occupational Health, Engineering and Industrial Safety appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Root Cause Analysis, Hazard Analysis, Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), Hazard Identification and Accident Investigation can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

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