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2020 Job Outlook

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The Safety+Health team is committed to delivering news, resources and information that help occupational safety and health professionals do their jobs. This includes our annual surveys.

When the S+H 2020 Job Outlook survey was emailed March 24, the United States and its territories had a total of 53,642 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 705 deaths related to the disease. By April 2, when the survey data collection period closed, the number of confirmed cases had risen to 243,265, the number of deaths was 5,922* and more than 13 million Americans had applied for unemployment benefits.

Survey results reflect how safety pros felt about the job market and the profession at the time they responded. The respondents also told us whether they believe the pandemic will have a lasting impact on the field of occupational safety and health. It’s a question we’ll keep asking, and reporting on. You can weigh in by answering the poll question.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey.

*Source: Injury Facts, available on the National Safety Council website.

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