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Certified Site Safety and Health Specialist (CSSHS) 
CSSHS certification course provides policy-level knowledge and real-world skills about how safety officers should comply with EM 385-1-1 and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contraction project standards. During this training, students will learn how to properly produce and submit an acceptable Site Specific Accident Prevention Program (APP) and Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA). This certification program will cover the Unified Facility Guide Specification Section 01 35 26 Government Safety Requirement 08/09, Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Training for SSHS and US ARMY Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual EM 385-1-1 15 September 2008, Section 01.A.17 Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO). 


(9 units)
500 Series Certification
Minimum Experience: 2 years
Certification Exam: Required

Safety topics covered during this class include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Program Management

  • Sanitation

  • Medical and First-Aid Requirements

  • Temporary Facilities

  • Personal Protective and Safety Equipment

  • Hazardous or Toxic Agents and Environments

  • Lighting

  • Accident Prevention Signs, Tags, Labels, Signals, Piping System Identification and Traffic Control

  • Fire Prevention and Protection

  • Welding and Cutting

  • Electrical

  • Control of Hazardous Energy

  • Hand and Power Tools

  • Material Handling, Storage and Disposal

  • Rigging

  • Cranes and Hoisting Equipment

  • Conveyors

  • Motor Vehicles, Machinery, and Mechanized Equipment, All Terrain Vehicles, Utility Vehicles, and other Specialty Vehicles

  • Floating Plant and Marine Activities

  • Pressurized Equipment and Systems

  • Fall Protection

  • Work Platforms and Scaffolding

  • Demolition

  • Safe Access, Ladders, Floor & Wall Openings, Stairs, and Railing Systems

  • Excavations and Trenching

  • Underground Construction (Tunnels), Shafts, and Caissons

  • Concrete, Masonry, Steel Erection, and Residential Construction

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

  • Confined Space EntryBenefits Include:

  • Unique EM 385-1-1 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Safety and Health requirements

  • Knowledge of the DOD's safety requirements, which are utilized on all military installations

  • Identifying Hazards and Determining Appropriate Applicable Standard

  • Preparing Reports

  • Recommending Hazard Abatement Methods



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