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About the Board of Certified Site Safety and Health Officers (BCSSHO) Education Center

Continuing education, certification, and recognition are all essential to keeping safety professionals who help understand and study safety in a position where they can do the most good.  For that purpose, the Board of Certified Site Safety and Health Officers (BCSSHO) was created.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers EM 385-1-1 Safety and Health Requirements Manual mandate a Site Safety and Health Officer for most government construction projects. The size, complexity and hazardous elements of each construction project specify the Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) level that should be on site. To help SSHOs improve performance, provide educational assistance and continue to help prevent worker injuries the Certified Site Safety and Health Officer designation is now available.

On some construction projects the Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) shall be provided at the work site at all times to perform safety and occupational health management, surveillance, inspections, and safety enforcement for the Contractor.  Feel free to navigate the site and learn how we can help you increase your potential.

You can apply for the Certified Site Safety and Health Officer (CSSHO) designation by clicking on and downloading the Application and Reference Forms on this website.  You may want to consider attending an EM 385-1-1 Workshop which includes the exam.

Completed Application

Reference Form

Application Fee

Our Vision

To be a recognized leader promoting healthy and safe workplaces and strengthen efforts to encourage and assemble dedicated safety professionals committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism dedicated to the principles of integrity, responsibility and accountability.  Our goal is to provide people whose actions speak louder than words, doing what they say they're going to do; to inspire confidence, motivation and enthusiasm to support and empower our safety leaders to proactively integrate environmental, health and safety principles into teaching, research and service activities thru communication, teamwork, commitment, dedication and echoing the positive actions, attitudes and behaviors of a proactive safety culture.  Our commitment is to help and support our professionals sustain a positive attitude and work ethic that ensures safety daily.

Our Mission

To develop, gather and provide reliable and relevant information; to raise awareness to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local occupational safety and health regulations for management of hazards that pose a risk to people, property and the environment; to provide quality professionals with an emphasis on integrity and professionalism; and, to promote individual responsibility and safer and healthier workplace for all people everywhere.

We can make this happen by fostering trust, teamwork, quality health and safety knowledge and mutual respect guided by valuing health, wellness and safety in the workplace.


  • Connecting

    Since 2011 we've been focusing on gathering the very best safety professionals in one place so those like minds may be able to connect.


    -- Message from the Board
  • Membership

    The Board of Certified Site Safety & Health Officers is undergoing the process of getting the membership posted to this site. So, check back soon.

    -- Message from the Board


Henry L. Hedges, iii

Henry L. Hedges is the Chairman of the Board of Certified Site Safety & Health Officers. Mr. Hegdes has provided safety and health guidance to literally thousands of individuals throughout the world during his career in safety. Mr. Hedges has presented both the 10-Hour and 30-Hour OSHA training courses as well as individual topics. He has been teaching the 40-hour EM 385-1-1 Construction Safety Awareness Course for Contractors for over 5 years and has been an SSHO on many construction projects.

Mr. hedges' qualifications

Certified Safety Professional, #10493

Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer – General Industry

Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer – Construction Industry

EM 385-1-1 Senior Instructor

Certified Site Safety & Health Officer

Certified in Homeland Security American College of Forensic Examiners

Mr. hedges Education

Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri

Course work completed in Master of Science, Industrial Safety

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Safety
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Associate of Science, Fire Technology

Associate of Science, Occupational Safety & Health