Construction Site Safety and Health Officer

Posted: Jul 19, 2017

JOB TITLE:                   Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO)

DEPARTMENT:           Construction

SUPERVISOR:              Project Manager

This job description identifies the major responsibilities of this position. It is written to describe work currently organized and performed by a fully qualified employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and experience required by the position. It does not include all aspects of the position such as potential additional duties requested by supervisors/managers and the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the Firm’s overall benefit. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



The Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) will conduct required site and safety analysis, observations and prepare and implement health and safety plans for construction projects.


Primary duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Prepare and implement health and safety plans for construction projects.
  • Act as onsite safety representative for the duration of a given contract.
  • Serve as the SSHO person of contact to conduct the required site and safety analysis and observations.
  • Evaluate results and make recommendations as necessary for maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Conduct daily safety and health inspections and maintain a written log which includes area/operation inspected, date of inspection, identified hazards, recommended corrective actions, estimated and actual dates of corrections.
  • Conduct weekly or daily tailgate safety meetings.
  • Attach safety inspection logs to the contractors’ daily quality control report.
  • Conduct mishap investigations and complete required reports.
  • Investigate and resolve health and safety deficiencies.
  • Must have extensive experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the environmental and safety compliance fields.
  • Must be able to accurately establish and keep paper and electronic records concerning equipment, funds, supplies, and other property record information.

Good oral and written communication skills, reading/writing/grammar proficiency, good analytical ability, self-motivated, experienced problem solver, and moderate stress tolerance.


  • Have a minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects.
  • The SSHO shall have completed the “30-hour OSHA Construction Safety Course” or equivalent within the last 5 years.
  • Have 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 4 of the following 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.
  • The SSHO shall have CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) Certification
  • The CHST shall have no other duties than safety and occupational health management, inspections, and/or industrial hygiene.


Affirmative Action / Disabled / Veteran / Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please visit GSI’s website at and apply to req # PA0719161.