Learn to Promote a Safe Workplace Through EM 385 Training

Course Description: To enhance the awareness of Site Safety & Health Officers (SSHOs) and other project personnel performing work on Federal construction, service, and environmental contracts, and to provide all contractor on-site personnel an opportunity to obtain adequate knowledge to assess unsafe worksite conditions, U.S. Safety utilizes the USACE/NAVFAC Safety Hazard Awareness Course. This course is similar to the 40-hr USACE/NAVFAC Construction Hazard Awareness Course offered to USACE/NAVFAC personnel, except for subjects not applicable to contractors.

The SSHO, as a minimum, must have completed the 30-hour OSHA Construction safety class or as an equivalent, 30 hours of formal construction safety and health training covering the subjects of the OSHA 30-hour course (see Appendix A, paragraph 4.b) applicable to the work to be performed and given by qualified instructors. If the SSHO has the permitted equivalent training, he is also required to have five (5) years of construction industry safety experience or three (3) years if he possesses a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or safety and health degree.

In addition to the previously mentioned education, experience and training, SSHOs shall have completed a certification course entitled "Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course for Contractors. If the SSHO does not have a current certification, they must obtain such within 60 calendar days of contract award. (NAVFAC) Course Description: To enhance the awareness of Site Safety & Health Officers (SSHOs) and other project personnel performing work on Federal construction, service, and environmental contracts, and to provide all contractor on-site personnel an opportunity to obtain adequate knowledge to assess unsafe worksite conditions, U.S. Safety utilizes the USACE/NAVFAC Safety Hazard Awareness Course. This course is similar to the 40-hr USACE/NAVFAC Construction Hazard Awareness Course offered to USACE/NAVFAC personnel, except for subjects not applicable to contractors.

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In addition to the previously mentioned education, experience and training, SSHOs shall have completed a certification course entitled "Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course for Contractors. If the SSHO does not have a current certification, they must obtain such within 60 calendar days of contract award. (NAVFAC)

"EM 385-1-1"

Please take a moment to review the Manual No. 385-1-1 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

  • Publication Number: EM 385-1-1
  • Title: Safety - Safety and Health Requirements
  • Proponent: CESO-ZA
  • Publication Date: 15 November 2008
  • Distribution Restriction Statement: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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