Site Safety and Health Officer

Start Date
February, 2023
10 months

Is authorized to direct “stand-down” of specific unsafe actions on GSBand/generator locations. Achieved by verbal/written communications and between shifts during daily debriefing. This is where pending actions and observations are communicated to incoming/outgoing shifts. Stand down can be directed at all WSP personnel including subcontractors. Whenever possible, and should unsafe conditions exist, SSHO will seek concurrence from USACE key personnel. Also responsible for WSP’s adherence to guidance provided under USACE 385-1-1.

5-7 years in safety and health-related environment. Basic qualifications are: 

  • 1.) broad knowledge of safety and occupational health principles, methods, and techniques. 
  • 2.) Skill in recognizing hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions, developing measures to eliminate or control these conditions, and effectively communicating the appropriate measures to resolve these problems is essential. 
  • 3.) A practical knowledge of the methods, techniques, and procedures applies by industrial hygienists and environmental and fire prevention engineers is frequently necessary. Understanding of the EM385-1-1 methodology and familiarity with EPP & SPCC. Additional Minimum Qualifications/Certifications for the Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO): OSHA 30 Industrial Industry and OSHA 30 Construction Industry Safety certifications; and maintain competency through having taken 8 hours of documented formal training every year. The SSHO is a part of the ICS command staff and provides guidance to the IC on HSE policy, procedures, and applicable agency regulations.

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