Implementing Safety Regulations in Construction Sites
Need a competent and qualified site safety & health officer (SSHO) for your construction project? TITAN Consultant’s SSHOs are the best in the industry. All our SSHO’s have at a minimum:
- 5 years’ experience in USACE, NAVFAC, and VA projects as SSHOs
- OSHA 30-hr Construction DOL card
- Active First Aid / CPR / AED
- 24-hrs Fall Protection Competent Person per EM 385-1-1 requirements
- 8-hrs annual safety continued education
Per the EM 385-1-1, Section 01.A.17, the SSHO and Alternate SSHO must have the following qualified training, experience, and qualifications:
- Produce a copy of their instructor-signed OSHA 30-hour training card.
- Possess 5 years of continuous construction industry safety experience in managing general construction or 5 years of continuous general industry safety experience in managing general industry.
- If the SSHO has a third-party, Nationally Accredited SOH-related certification, only 4-years or related experience above is needed.
- Maintain competency through taking 8 hours of documented formal, online, or self-study safety and health related coursework every year.
- 24-hours competent person fall protection training.
Per the Governmental Safety Requirements specifications within most Prime Construction Contracts, the primary roles and responsibilities of the SSHOs include:
- The SSHO or an equally qualified Alternate SSHO must be at the work site at all times to implement and administer the Government-Approved Accident Prevention Plan (APP) and Contractor’s Safety Plan.
- If the SSHO is off-site for a period of no more than 24 hours, the Alternate SSHO must fulfill the same roles and responsibilities as the primary SSHO.
- Conduct daily safety and health inspections and maintain a written log of what area were inspected, dates, hazards, corrective actions, and dates corrections were made. Submit this daily report to the QC Manager for submission to the government.
- Conduct mishap investigations and complete accident reports. Report near misses.
- Use and maintain OSHA’s Form 300 to log work-related injuries occurred on the project. Post and maintain Form 300A on the site safety bulletin board at the project site.
- Attend pre-construction meeting, mutual understanding meeting, three-phase quality meetings, and progress meetings.
- Review the APP and Accident Hazard Awareness (AHAs) for compliance with the EM 385-1-1. Approve, implement, and enforce all safety plans and AHAs on the project.
- Maintain applicable safety reference material on the job site.
- Establish and maintain a safety deficiency tracking system, making note of all safety deficiencies and ensuring they are corrected timely.
- Maintain a list of hazardous chemicals on site and their Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).
- Maintain a weekly list of high hazard activities involving energy, equipment, excavation, entry into a confined space, and elevation, and be prepared to discuss details during Quality Control Progress Meetings.
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U.S. Virgin Islands
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The site safety and health officer (SSHO) is ultimately responsible to ensure and enforce government and prime contractor safety policies while work is being performed on the construction project.