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Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, prepare reports, provide consultation and advice and administer programs in a variety of areas related to the natural and applied sciences. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments, computer and office furniture manufacturers, educational institutions, research organizations, consulting firms, environmental and conservation organizations, or they may be self-employed.
energy policy analyst, environmental impact analyst, environmental issues lobbyist, ergonomist, fisheries analyst, human factors specialist (except engineer), industrial hygienist, natural resources policy analyst, occupational hygienist, patent agent, program officer, natural and applied sciences, recycling program co-ordinator, scientific consultant, supervisor, environmental program development, transportation program analyst, transportation safety analyst.
- Ergonomists or human factors specialists conduct research and advise on, and intervene in the physical, social and psychological interrelationships between persons, their equipment and working or living environments to ensure that the design, configuration and use of equipment, procedures and environmental conditions maximize safety, productivity and comfort.
- Occupational or industrial hygienists study, evaluate and control physical, chemical and biological hazards and stresses in the workplace. They report and document investigations and conclusions, suggest changes to work environments and processes and provide information to workers and managers or employers on methods to reduce the risk of injury or illness from specific occupational hazards. They may also teach safe work procedures, participate in emergency response planning, testify at hearings and report findings at scientific conferences or in scientific journals.
- Patent agents advise clients on elements of patent law and on the patentability of inventions, conduct patent searches, prepare patent applications and represent clients before the patent office.
- Science policy and program officers conduct research and advise on policies or develop or administer programs related to transportation, communications, natural resources, agriculture, the environment, energy, land use, recycling and other scientific fields. They promote public awareness and education on such issues as utilization of natural resources, the environment, and reprocessing and reduction of waste.
Outlook & Prospects for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) approved a development plan for the South White Rose extension. This allows the proponents to move ahead with their plans.
- The Iron Ore Company of Canada has laid off some of its executives in an effort to reduce costs. However, it is still growing its mining activities in Labrador.
- The provincial government announced funding of $862,500 to over 100 community groups and not-for-profit organizations for a variety of health initiatives
- Almost one-half of all major projects in Atlantic Canada are based in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Eastern Health's food service workers held a demonstration regarding the outsourcing of the Tim Horton's outlets at regional hospitals in NL. About 70 people will lose their jobs.
- The provincial government announced $480,000 in funding through the Technology Utilization Program to support innovation and technology to 10 local businesses in NL
- Thirty-three dentists with Eastern Health have given their employer a 90-day notice indicating they will no longer be available to work after hours. The only two dental surgeons in NL recently resigned.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Nalcor has launched a new website (www.muskratfalls.nalcorenergy.com) that provides detailed information on employment and business opportunities, construction work and updates on the Muskrat Falls project in Labrador.
- The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded $1.8M to 12 businesses in NL in support of Innovation and Economic Diversification Projects
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The provincial government has loaned $475,000 to Burton’s Cove Logging and Lumber Limited of Burton's Cove for working capital. The loan is to help secure inventory and assist the company in obtaining sawlogs from Corner Brook Pulp and Paper.
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