05: How to Find Your Career Path in Health & Safety

July 4, 2022

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HI! I'm Aimee

Tune into today’s episode to hear all about Aimee’s career path in Organizational Health & Safety and find your own.

As an OH&S contract trainer in the classroom, I often get asked about “What’s next?” or “Where do I go from here, now that I’m getting this type of training?”. Well, the simple answer is: IT DEPENDS. 

To help clarify this, join me as I share all about my origin story and the questions that guided me, as well as the internal and external factors and influences that landed me where I am today.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The wide range of paths, expectations, training, and qualifications available within the Health & Safety profession
  • The difference between a practitioner and a professional
  • The importance of certifications and designations in OH&S
  • Tips and questions you should ask yourself to find the right career path for you

The Transmit Safety Podcast is here to help health and safety practitioners achieve a holistic approach to workplace health and safety so they can become impactful leaders and put the value of safety into action.

Resources and links

Today’s episode was sponsored by Transmit Safety, a consulting business where I help streamline and simplify health and safety management systems through education, program development, audits, and coaching.

Aimee references the International Network of Safety & Health Professional Organisations (INSHPO)’s OH&S Professional Capability Framework, you can learn more about it here.

Want to know more about Alan (Al) Quilley, someone who deeply impacted Aimee’s career path, and whose impact in the OH&S profession has been and will be long-lasting even after his passing? You can find his work and content on his website Safety Results, his blog, or his Twitter.

For more information about how to work with Aimee, go to transmitsafety.com/ways-to-work-together
For more on the Transmit Safety Podcast, go to transmitsafety.com/podcast

Quotes from this episode

“If you have an interest in Health & Safety, […] you can get into the profession wherever you currently are. It might not be the ideal job position or title that you want, but there is a way to get, I think, your foot in the door.”

“[…] there is never an exact copy-and-paste career path. Each one of us has various qualifications, education, experience. Each job position has shaped us. Each interaction with other practitioners and professionals has impacted us. 

And educational opportunities have developed us in different ways.”

“What’s the right direction for you? That’s something only you can answer.”

Connect with Aimee Arsenault

Aimee Arsenault is a CRSP and CHSC. She is the founder of Transmit Safety, a business that helps you simplify and streamline health & safety management systems.

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Instagram: @transmit.safety

Twitter: @transmitsafety

Website: transmitsafety.com