Environmental health and safety specialists protect the military community through programs to ensure that military facilities and food supplies are free of disease, germs, and other hazardous conditions. These specialists identify, research, and mitigate occupational and environmental health hazards and risks that may negatively impact health, human performance, and environmental health quality. They manage programs related to communicable disease control and prevention, food safety and defense, sanitary compliance, occupational health and safety, hazardous material control, and public health contingency response. They also assess Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear safety.Explore this career outside the military
Environmental health specialists work indoors while inspecting food facilities and buildings. They work outdoors while inspecting waste disposal facilities and field camps.
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Environmental Health and Safety Specialists in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for environmental health and safety specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in making health and sanitation inspections. Training content may include: Identification and mitigation of health hazardsInspection of food products and food service operationsFire prevention Occupational health and hygiene programsEmergency medical techniquesAccident prevention programsRead More
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