Safety, health and quality inspectors, on behalf of the government or industrial and other enterprises, inspect places of work on the grounds of occupational safety, and safety of production processes, or of goods produced, used or sold, and ensure compliance with health and environment protection rules and regulations, as well as with the quality standards and specifications of manufacturers.
Tasks include –
(a) advising employers’ and workers’ representatives on the implementation of government and other rules and regulations concerning occupational safety and the working environment;
(b) inspecting places of work to ensure that the working environment, machinery and equipment conform to government and other rules, regulations and standards;
(c) inspecting places of work and, by interviews, observations and other means, obtaining facts about work practices and accidents to determine compliance with safety rules and regulations;
(d) inspecting areas of production, processing, transport, handling, storage and sale of products to ensure conformity with government and other rules, regulations and standards;
(e) inspecting finished products or parts for conformity with manufacturers’ specifications and standards;
(f) advising enterprises and the general public on the implementation of government and other rules and regulations concerning hygiene, sanitation, purity and grading of primary products, food, drugs, cosmetics and similar goods;
(g) advising producers, operators and those maintaining and repairing aircraft, cars and other vehicles on the implementation of government and other rules and regulations concerning technical standards and conditions of vehicles;
(h) inspecting vehicles and places authorised to maintain and repair vehicles to ensure that they conform to technical standards and government and other regulations;
(i) inspecting establishments to ensure that they conform to government and other rules and regulations concerning emission of pollutants and disposal of dangerous wastes;
(j) performing related tasks;
(k) supervising other workers.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
Inspector, occupational safety
Inspector, safety and health/consumer protection
Inspector, safety and health/pollution
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Inspector, sanitary – 3222
Inspector, wage – 3449
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