What does a Patient Safety Assistant do?

Safety coordinators work to ensure that other employees at their company can complete their work safely. They set safety standards for their workplace based on legal requirements and train employees to help them understand these rules. Safety coordinators also monitor working conditions and resolve any safety issues that may arise. They typically work in industrial settings, including factories, construction sites and workshops.

To successfully work in this role, you should have an understanding of how the machinery and other equipment in your company operates. Some jobs may require that applicants be registered as Certified Safety Professionals (CSP). To receive this certification, you must have a bachelor's degree and four years of work experience as a safety officer before passing the CSP exam. Safety officers typically have good communication and critical thinking skills as well.

  • Create and implement safety plans while ensuring that they are being followed daily
  • Conduct safety observation reports on a regular basis, depending on the length of the project
  • Attend safety walks and inspections before or during each project to analyze safety risks
  • Educate employees on safety standards and expectations as well as safe machinery operation
  • Provide recommendations for improving safety in the workplace
  • Investigate accidents that occur onsite and identify possible causes of the accident
  • Maintain documentation of the company's safety procedures, accidents and related events
  • Act as a liaison between management and external safety agencies, such as fire and insurance personnel
  • Bachelor's degree in health and safety or a related field may be preferred
  • Registration as a Certified Safety Professional or similar form of licensure as a safety officer
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Excel and auditor safety software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation
  • Understanding of federal, state and city safety requirements, including OSHA
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines
  • Interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective professional relationships with employees and project managers
  • Understanding of how to read blueprints and other construction plans preferred in some fields
  • Leadership skills, such as the ability to motivate a team and provide feedback
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Patient Safety Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$26,421 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$19K
Median: $26K
$36K
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Patient Safety Assistant Career Path

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L2
Assistant Safety Coordinator
$79,675/yr
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Patient Safety Assistant Insights

Read what Patient Safety Assistant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Cal Poly PomonaCal Poly Pomona
Health and Safety Assistant
Jun 4, 2021

“Good way to make money if you live on campus and don't have a car.”

Mason Construction
Site Safety Technician
Oct 21, 2020

“The pay scale is average and honestly don’t have much else to say about cons.”

PMP RecruitmentPMP Recruitment
Employment Supervisor
Oct 31, 2020

“While training and communication could be better it is no worse than many other jobs I have done.”

ResponsAble Safety StaffingResponsAble Safety Staffing
Safety Technician
Feb 10, 2021

“Paid holidays and if you have to work that holiday you get double time and a half.”

IRIS Software GroupIRIS Software Group
Health and Safety Coordinator
Aug 28, 2019

“The benefits are superior to anything I have incountered before and it really gives an insensitive to become the best you can be.”

YMCAYMCA
Safety Trainer
Jul 29, 2020

“I really liked how they allowed me to showcase my skills and grow as an individual.”

PetronasPetronas
HSE Coordinator
Sep 2, 2020

“Red and white one is the best”

PCL ConstructionPCL Construction
Junior Field Coordinator
May 6, 2021

“Good People are amazing”

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