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Site Safety and Health Officer

Category Construction
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

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The Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) supports minor construction and abatement projects in support of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). This position performs safety and occupational health management, surveillance, inspections and safety enforcement.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Performs duties in accordance with US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety Manual (EM-385-1-1).

Conducts daily safety and health inspections and maintains a written log, which includes area/operation inspected, date of inspection, identified hazards, recommended corrective actions, estimated and actual dates of corrections.

Conducts various qualitative and quantitative surveys. Performs workplace industrial hygiene surveys assessing all occupational, environmental and radiological health hazards. 

Performs hazardous noise surveys and personal noise dosimetry studies to document the designation of hazardous noise areas, and to justify or validate placing workers on the occupational noise program.

Inspects, tests and evaluates workplace environments, equipment and practices to ensure all applicable standards and government regulations are in accordance with EM-385-1-1 requirements and the contract Safety Plan. Includes sample collection and survey measurements of potential hazards and engineering controls.

Inspects all weight handling equipment used for suspended loads (e.g. cranes, hoists, forklifts, etc.) prior to the commencement of work on job sites.

Conducts an activity hazard analysis (AHA) for each definable feature of work, especially “high” risk activities. High risk activities can include but are not limited to: Fall Protection with or without scaffolding; Critical and standard lift; Demolition and Renovation; Respiratory Protection Plan; Asbestos or Lead abatement.

Recommends health hazard controls to mitigate hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions or equipment.

Provides staff with technical data and completed forms and documentation for inclusion into occupational/environmental/radiological health program files. 

Demonstrates to workplaces the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other health hazard controls.

Provides training and performs fit-testing on respiratory protection devices, which includes gas-mask fit-testing.

Notifies the Site Project Superintendent as soon as practical, but not later than four hours after any accident meeting the definition of recordable injury, illness, or highly visible accident, property damage equal to or greater than $2,000, or any weight handling equipment accident.

Investigates occupational illnesses and injuries to identify why they happened and how they might be prevented in the future. 

Reviews hazardous materials requests, plans, work orders, contracts and specifications for compliance with environmental and occupational health directives.

Attends pre-construction meetings, pre-work meetings, preparatory inspection meeting and periodic in-progress meetings.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience working in an Occupational Health or Safety related field with at least three (3) years’ of demonstrated experience on similar construction projects.

30-hr OSHA Construction Safety Class or Equivalent within last 3 years.

Experience with USACE Safety Manual EM-385-1-1 is preferred.

Experience with NAVSEA OP5 Ammunition and Explosives Safety Ashore is preferred.

Experience working with NSWC Indian Head or other Department of Defense Installations is preferred.


30-hr OSHA Construction Safety Class or Equivalent within last 3 years.


Practical knowledge of occupational safety and health principles, methods, standards, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to the military or industrial work environment

Working knowledge and understanding of pertinent federal regulations in the workplace, including OSHA standards and USACE EM-385-1-1

Knowledge of hazard identification, risk assessment and prioritization procedures used to eliminate or control hazards

Knowledge of methods and techniques needed to develop and present safety instruction for different levels of management, supervision and employees

Knowledgeable in the proper selection of personnel protective equipment (PPE)

Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computers, typewriters, copiers, fax machines, telephone systems and office automations systems

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

Ability to plan, organize, schedule and coordinate activities such as appointments, meetings and suspense timelines

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to prepare written documents and reports

Knowledgeable and proficient in the use of the English language as to professional business grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization in the preparation of correspondence, reports and presentations

Excellent organization, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Knowledge of safe work behaviors with ability to report unsafe working conditions and behavior

Ability to interact, demonstrate tact and communicate effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures in a variety of situations

Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Physical demands include walking, standing, sitting, bending and carrying of light items up to 35 pounds. Travel to other sections of the MTF or Air Force Base may be required. This includes areas near the base that may be the responsibility of the medical group. Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time and to walk on a regular basis. May be exposed to operating machinery, adverse weather conditions, hazardous materials, radiation, flammable substances and explosives. Protective equipment is often required when performing inspections. May have exposure to communicable illnesses. Ability to see close (20 inches or less), distance (20 feet or more), color (identify and distinguish), peripheral (up/down and left/right with eyes fixed on given point), depth (distances and spatial relationships) and adjust focus (adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). Loud Noise (metal can manufacturing, large earth-moving equipment).


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