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Site Safety and Health Officer / Safety Competent Person


Job Summary:

The Site Safety and Health Officer is responsible for promoting worksite safety by applying knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, health, and safety laws. The SSHO or an equally qualified Designated Representative/alternate shall be on-site at all times when work is being performed to implement and administer the Contractor’s safety program and government-accepted Accident Prevention Plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects or surveys workplaces, construction tools and equipment, materials, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify potential new hazards.

  • Takes immediate measures to eliminate hazards to correct unsafe conditions or unsafe acts when made aware of such unsafe work conditions.

  • Conducts random inspection to worker’s tools, equipment and machinery issued to employees; removes unsafe items from use.

  • Ensures sub-contractor compliance with safety and health requirements by conducting random inspection with all sub-contractors’ personnel, tools and equipment.

  • Assists the Project Manager in ensuring compliance with and enforces the applicable HSE legislation, regulations, and Company’s HSE and Client’s Programs for the project.

  • Serves as the initial contact for all site-specific health and safety activities.

  • Monitors and identifies hazardous materials to which employee, subcontractors or public may be exposed to within the duration of the project where hazardous materials are present, implements the Hazardous Materials Control Program.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates excellent and proficient skills in both oral and written communication.

  • Possesses organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Skilled in active listening, retaining information, and asking questions as appropriate.

  • Can observe and learn how operations function so that they can identify risks to people and property; has the ability to minimize risks.

  • Has effective teamwork and collaborative skills.

  • Has the ability to perform duties with uprightness, professionalism, and confidentiality.

  • Has the ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Has the ability to identify hazards to humans and property in the workplace or in the home before those hazards cause material damage or become a health threat.

  • Has the ability to perform administrative and office duties, such as managing files and records, creating forms, and other employment-related files.

  • Knowledge of data processing and electronic mail software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, etc.

Education and Experience:


The Site Safety and Health Officer position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline such as Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial or Systems Engineering, or in Environmental Health and Safety. Additionally, a considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed.


The SSHO must meet the requirements of EM 385-1-1 Section 1 and ensure that the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.16 are met for the project. Furthermore, the SSHO’s training, experience, and qualifications shall be as required by EM 385-1-1 paragraph 01.A.17, entitled “Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO)”, and all associated sub-paragraphs.


The SSHO shall have completed five years of satisfactory experience in preparing and enforcing safety programs on contracts of similar size and complexity in the past OR three (3) years’ experience if he possesses a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or safety and health degree.


The SSHO shall have completed a 40-hour contract safety awareness course based on the content and principles of EM 385-1-1 and instructed in accordance with the guidelines if ASSE/SAFE Z490.1, by a trainer meeting the qualifications of paragraph, “QUALIFIED TRAINER REQUIREMENTS”.


The SSHO shall have completed the OSHA 30-hour construction safety class or equivalent and maintain competency through 24 hours of formal safety and health related coursework every four (4) years.


As Core Tech is a major participant in the military buildup related to the base realignment of American military forces in the Pacific, having any related experience in work involving the construction of military projects, such as providing a range of services to private organizations, armed escorts, and other government agencies, and having other related training is preferred for this position.                                                

Send resume via email by clicking "Contact Us" or mail to 388 South Marine Corps Drive Ste. 400, Tamuning, Guam  96913. We are an equal opportunity employer.

The Core Tech group of companies is built on teams focused on our core areas of expertise. In every industry, whether it be construction, development, property management, finance, energy, or media, we bring the same dedication to excellence and commitment to success for all stakeholders. Key to this success is our ability to maximize the strength of each of our employees with the integral focus of our company to benefit our community.

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