Site Safety Health Officer (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Continental Heavy Civil Corp. is accepting applications for a Site Safety Health Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


CHC, a federal contracting engineering company which currently operates across the southern United States, as well as Puerto Rico, is seeking a Site Safety Health Officer for a salary position.  SSHO Implements the CHC site safety program to ensure a safe, injury and incident-free work environment on assigned projects. This position will be for Broward County, FL and the Southern Florida region.  Conduct safety orientation, supervise project safety, incident investigation, and ensure compliance with project USACE safety program standards


  • Five (5) years of Safety Management experience, preferably in construction
  • Applicant will have a minimum of a 30-hour OSHA SSHO Outreach training class and must produce a copy of their instructor-signed OSHA 30-hour training card.
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED & BBP Certification
  • EM385-1-1 Certification
  • OSHA SSHO Outreach courses are highly desirable.
  • Eight (8) hours of documented (certifications) of formal Safety & Health related coursework every year for the past 5 years.  These certifications should be in PDF format and searchable.


Assists the project leaders by suggesting safe work practices as part of preplanning and training; establishes jobsite safety procedures

  • Participates in morning project meetings and kick-off meetings
  • Conducts comprehensive on-site safety assessments as part of constant monitoring process
  • Conducts daily jobsite assessments and documents all safety violations or unsafe conditions/activities; ensures corrective measures are immediately implemented; follows through to ensure corrections have been made
  • Communicates regularly with Superintendents, Foremen and craft workers concerning safety practices observed, through constructive direction.
  • Educates project personnel through on-the- job training. Examples are toolbox meetings, one on one conversations, and impromptu gatherings of craft personnel when instructions are required for specific work.
  • Assists the Superintendent in overseeing the Weekly Jobsite and Equipment  Safety Checklists and maintain an updated safety deficiency list, posted, filed and used as talking points in safety meetings or to otherwise communicate what needs to be taken care of.
  • Assures that Incident Reporting and Investigations are done, and may be the person chosen to accompany injured employee for medical treatment and evaluation
  • Administers the Substance Abuse Policy on the project - guided by appropriate protocol
  • Assists project management with guidance and direction of project personnel as to requirements for safe practices, specific to the project as required.
  • From time to time, accompany USACE consisting of safety, health and insurance inspections on tours of the project.
  • Furnishes information and assists project and corporate personnel in preparing appeals for possible safety violations/citations
  • Coordinates project safety programs with subcontractors
  • Assists the Superintendent in investigating property damage and personal injury incidents
  • Schedules and arranges crew training for various required courses, such as first aid training and various other crew training needs
  • Develops the job specific Emergency Management Plan and communicates through orientation to all project personnel
  • Ensures compliance with contractual obligations, (USACE/OSHA etc.)
  • Maintains safety files and records (on project share point site - daily)
  • Ensures company policies and procedures are understood and implemented consistently
  • With experience and growth, SSHO eventually becomes a strong advocate of CHC safety culture and within the workforce
  • Performs additional assignments as directed by the Project Leads, Safety Manager/Safety Director
  • Responsible for practicing safe work standards and promoting an Incident and Injury Free work environment as a condition of employment.


  • Travel to field projects will be required
  • Fit for Duty
  • This position may require a rotating schedule
  • Specific projects may require US Government security clearance

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required use hands and fingers, to grasp, grip, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand for extended periods of time. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk, use stairs, ladders, and step stools and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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