EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT   •  Apr 2019  •  Volume 8 / Number 6

Safety First! Projected growth in safety inspection occupations 2016–26

Safety First! Projected growth in safety inspection occupations 2016–26

A safety inspection can be a valuable tool in the prevention of mishaps in the buildings we live in or work in, the food we eat, and the products we use in our daily lives. There are a number of occupations whose major task is to perform safety inspections in order to help keep our lives safe.

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