- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that most construction workplace safety specialists hold a high school diploma or two-year college degree in construction technology, building inspection technology or a related discipline.
- A 2010 BLS survey indicates that new construction workplace safety specialists receive hands-on training after hire. Employees generally undergo one or two years of training alongside seasoned professionals, indicates O*Net OnLine. During training, construction workplace safety specialists learn how to monitor installation of plumbing and wiring fixtures, maintain daily logs of inspection activities and provide guidance to construction managers.
- According to O*Net OnLine, participants in construction workplace safety training sessions familiarize themselves with the tools of the trade, including circuit analyzers, automatic levels, refrigerant leakage detectors and automated permit system software.