Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO)

According to the EM385-1-1(2014) a Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) shall be provided at the work site at all times to perform safety and occupational health management, surveillance, inspections, and safety enforcement for the Contractor. The Contractor’s Quality Control (QC) person [cannot be the SSHO on most projects, 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 required.
Level 2: A minimum of 3 years safety work on similar projects. 30-hour OSHA construction safety class or equivalent within the last 3 years. Competent Person training as required.
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 required.
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 as required.
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 as required

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