In addition to ensuring safe and healthful working conditions, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has two major units devoted to conducting inspections to protect the public from safety hazards: The Elevator and Ride and Tramway Units conducts public safety inspections of elevators , amusement rides -- both portable and permanent -- and aerial passenger tramways , or ski lifts . The Pressure Vessel Unit conducts public safety inspections of boilers, air and liquid storage tanks, and other types of pressure vessels.
About 29 percent of occupational health and safety specialists worked for federal, state, and local governments in 2014. In the federal government, specialists are employed by various agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Most large government agencies employ specialists to protect agency employees. In addition to working for governments, occupational health and safety specialists worked in management, scientific, and technical consulting services; education services; hospitals; and manufacturing.