NEW Certified Site Safety & Health Officers (CSSHO) designation is NOW AVAILABLE.

The sole purpose of the BCSSHO is to certify practitioners for construction projects requiring compliance with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EM 385-1-1 Safety and Health Requirements. Site Safety and Health Officers (SSHO ) required by EM 385 identify hazards and evaluate them for the potential to cause injury or illness to people or damage to property and the environment.  The SSHO recommends administrative and engineering controls that eliminate or minimize the risk and danger posed by specific construction project hazards.  They work with construction contractors and many other disciplines in many different types of construction projects.  They work for companies, government agencies and private organizations or offer individual site safety services to include EM 385 -1-1 Accident Prevention Plans and Activity Hazard Analysis.

How to become Certified:

  1. Fill out and submit the Application
  2. Include a copy of your OSHA 30 Hour Construction Card.
  3. Include a copy of your Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course (or equivalent) Certificate of Completion.
  4. Be sure to complete Section 6 if you are opting to pay by credit card.
  5. Once you have finished the application, you can send the completed form, required documentation and your payment to BCSSHO using any of the following methods:
Mail to:        BCSSHO, PO Box 337, Tracys Landing, MD  20779
E-Mail to:
Fax to:          866-215-5763
Questions:  202-557-6869
The value of the Site Safety and Health Officer certification continues to grow as construction projects continue. EM 385-1-1 requires compliance with the most stringent existing safety standards and regulations applicable for specific construction projects.   The SSHO must be able to determine applicable safety standards for specific construction projects.  In the U.S., numerous laws, regulations and standards may apply to projects.  EM 385-1-1 is also utilized for selected international construction projects.

To help Federal Construction Contractors, Military Personnel, Federal Agency Safety Personnel and others the Certified Site Safety & Health Officer designation is now available for:

  • Federal construction contractors having to comply with US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) EM 385-1-1 Safety & Health Requirements.

  • Military Safety Personnel needing a safety certification for military safety positions and those transitioning to civilian safety positions.

  • Federal safety personnel having to comply with USACE EM 385-1-1 Safety & Health Requirements.


  • A list of EM 385-1-1 training providers will be posted or contact us for a list of Certified Site Safety and Health Officer Training providers to schedule your EM 385-1-1 training course.

  • EM 385-1-1 Exam Review Courses will be scheduled in the near future to provide CSSHO Examination Review and administer the exam.

The Board of Certified Site Safety and Health Officer (BCSSHO) is a certification board consisting of safety professionals.  It is not a member organization and does not provide safety services normally offered by other organizations.  Membership in any organization is not a requirement for certification.

BCSSHO, Board of Certified Site Safety Officers, PO Box 337, Tracys Landing, MD  20779







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