Guidance For Selection of SSHO

Level 1

Should be selected for small non-hazardous service or maintenance projects.

Level 2

Should be selected for minor construction, service and maintenance projects. Normally will have a dollar value of less than $200,000. Sample projects include: minor re-roofing or window replacement.

Level 3

Should be selected for small to mid-size construction projects that have limited hazards with the potential to cause serious injury/illness. Normally will have a dollar value of less than $2 million. Sample projects include: aircraft wash racks, paving, two story buildings less than 30,000 sq ft or utility modifications.

Level 4

Should be selected for construction projects that may involve potential risk to life or cause serious injury or illness. Normally will have a dollar value less than $15 million. Sample projects include: buildings greater than 30,000 sq ft or large utility projects.

Level 5

Should be selected for medium to large construction projects that may involve potential risk to life, property or environment. Any dollar value. Sample projects include: waterfront improvements, fuel tank projects and tower projects.

Level 6

Should be selected for large, complex, and high hazard construction and service projects, or any project that requires significant safety and health leadership, management and oversight activities. Any dollar value. Sample projects include chemical process facilities, complex hospitals and environmental clean-ups.

When levels 4, 5 or 6 are selected, select the required areas of competency necessary for the project. At least 4 must be identified.

Requirements For SSHO

Level 1

Worked on similar projects

10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Class or equivalent within last 3 years

Competent Person training as needed

Level 2

A minimum of 3 years safety work on similar project

30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Class or equivalent within last 3 years

Competent person training as needed

40 Hour Construction Hazard Awareness Course provided by the Guam Contractors Association

Level 3

A minimum of 5 years safety work on similar projects

30 Hour OSJA Construction Safety Class or equivalent for the past 5 years

An Average of at least 24 hours of formal safety training each year for the past 5 years

Competent person training as needed

Awareness Course provided by the Guam Contractors Association

Level 4

A minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects

30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Class or equivalent within the last 5 years

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 the following (4) areas of competency: Excavation; Scaffolding; Fall protection; Hazardous energy; Confined space; Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical an biological agents; Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance

40 Hour Construction Hazard Awareness Course provided by the Guam Contractors Association

Level 5

An Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and/or Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST)

A minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects

30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Class or equivalent within the last 5 years

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 the following (4) areas of competency: Excavation; Scaffolding; Fall protection; Hazardous energy; Confined space; Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical an biological agents; Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance

40 Hour Construction Hazard Awareness Course provided by the Guam Contractors Association

Level 6

A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

A minimum of 10 years safety work of a progressive nature with at least 5 years of experience on similar projects

30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Class or equivalent within the last 5 years

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 the following (4) areas of competency: Excavation; Scaffolding; Fall protection; Hazardous energy; Confined space; Health hazard recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical an biological agents; Personal protective equipment and clothing to include selection, use and maintenance

40 Hour Construction Hazard Awareness Course provided by the Guam Contractors Association

 

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