Aim: This study departs from the idea that job satisfaction of the Occupational Safety Specialists play a positive role in this important mission and, for this reason, their job satisfaction should be measured, analyzed and further studied to have comprehensive understanding in this context. Method: This descriptive study was performed between April and June 2018 at the Istanbul University Health Sciences Institute Occupational Health and Safety Program. The study did not use sampling, as all “300 students in the department of Occupational Health and Safety were included in the study. The data used in this study were obtained through a self-administered questionnaire with 29 items to determine participants’ socio-demographic characteristics, their knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards job satisfaction. Results: All socio-demographic factors were analysed, but the only significant variables found were type of occupational health and safety expertise document and types of work status (p < 0.05), none of the other factors had a significant effect. Group B is more optimistic about their job satisfaction and future career, while Group C is more cautious about their future prospects and possible guidance of others. Conclusion: This can be explained by training period and examinations conducted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. The findings suggest the need for a better motivation and a smoother process for Group C in health and safety business.
Key Words: Job satisfaction, Occupational safety specialist, Accident, Health
Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Occupational Safety Specialist, Accident, Health