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Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO)

Emergency Management - OSHA Compliance - Safety program Management
Construction Safety Monitoring - Environmental Safety

A Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) is required to be on-site at all times when work is being performed on most USACE/NAVFAC Projects. The SSHO’s duties are to perform safety and occupational health management, surveillance, inspections, and safety enforcement for the Contractor. The Contractor’s Quality Control (QC) person on most projects cannot be the SSHO, even though the QC has safety inspection responsibilities as part of the QC duties. The SSHO shall meet the following requirements:

  • Level 1: Worked on similar projects.10-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within last 3 years. Competent person training as needed.

  • Level 2: A minimum of 3 years safety work on similar project.30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within last 3years. Competent person training as needed.

  • Level 3: A minimum of 5 years safety work on similar projects. 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years. An average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years. Competent person training as needed.

  • Level 4: A minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects. 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years. An average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years with training for competent person status for at least the following [4] areas of competency:[Excavation]; [Scaffolding]; [Fall protection]; [Hazardous energy]; [Confined space]; [Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological agents];[Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance];

  • Level 5: An Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and/or Construction Health & Safety Technician(CHST).A minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects.30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 5 years. An average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years with training for competent person status for at least the following [4] areas of competency:[Excavation]; [Scaffolding]; [Fall protection]; [Hazardous energy]; [Confined space]; [Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical and biological agents];[Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection,



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