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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
United States
Job Categories:
Construction Safety
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO)


Manages the safety and health program for specific field projects.


  • Responsible for developing and implementing project specific Accident Prevention Plans, Health and Safety plans, procedures, and hazards analyses.
  • Works with the Project Manager to ensure work is executed safely and compliantly.
  • Responsible for operating and maintaining HS instrumentation in a manner that confirms operations is being performed safely and data generated is defensible.
  • Conducts daily safety topics and ensure project staff is trained and qualified to perform the assigned scope of work.
  • Conducts safety site inspections and assessments according to requirements stated in the HS Plan.
  • Responsible for assuring personnel are properly trained in accordance with approved work plans and activity specific hazards analyses.
  • Responsible for ensuring operators of equipment and industrial powered trucks are properly trained and qualified.
  • Ensures employees are empowered to stop work when unsafe conditions exist.
  • Responsible for collecting and managing all HS records generated during project execution.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma.
  • Must have completed the 30-hour OSHA General Industry safety class or the 30-hour OSHA Construction Industry safety class.
  • Must have completed a USACE Construction Quality Management (CQM) class.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of USACE EM-385-1-1 requirements.
  • Must hold current certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
  • Ability to be designated as an OSHA/EM-385-1-1 competent person in excavations, asbestos abatement, fall protection, hoisting & rigging, confined space, load handling equipment, and scaffolding is preferred.
  • Must have five years of continuous construction experience in supervising/managing safety programs for general construction, or construction, demolition, or remediation work environments.
  • At least 5 years of documented field experience in the areas of occupational safety and industrial hygiene for remediation/demolition of radiological and hazardous waste affected sites preferred.
  • Experience in deploying, operating and maintaining IH instrumentation and making safety decisions based on documented information preferred.
  • Experience in training a mobilized workforce within short period of time preferred.
  • Experience in providing rigorous, safety oversight of field activities and giving sound direction for safety related matters in a timely manner preferred.
  • General working knowledge of implementing a Workplace Substance Abuse Programs, ES&H Programs, work-specific ES&H Plans, Hazard Communication Programs, a Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS), and AHA programs.
  • Experience in conducting incident/accident investigation and understand how to identify causal factors.
  • Experience in integrating QA/QC concepts into operational activities. Experience with USACE and DOE projects is highly preferred.Must be very comfortable with public speaking, presenting instructional or HS information and capable of preparing technical documents including all safety and IH related documents.
    • Experience in working with the USACE RMS/QCS Data entry system.


  • Office environment approximately 50% of day, other 50% working in facility or project site where there is potential for exposure to radiation, noise, dust and hot and cold temperatures.
  • Climbing, walking and lifting will be normal daily requirements.
  • This position is suited for safety professionals that can travel to support short and long term projects located throughout the United States with minimum notification.

 Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is an integrated nationwide network of treatment, storage and disposal facilities, transportation services, engineering consultants, site remediation teams, and government service centers provides you with comprehensive, cost effective waste management services.

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