The OSHA and EM385-1-1 training requirements outlined on em385.us have been excerpted from:


Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Note that additional training requirements may appear in certain other consensus standards (ANSI, NFPA, etc.) incorporated by reference in the various parts of the OSHA CFR, and are therefore mandatory.


The current versions of the EM385-1-1 Engineers Manual.

The information presented on em385.us is only intended to provide users with a generic, non-exhaustive overview of the OSHA and EM385 training requirements for specific topics included in each course curriculum. Most requirements for posting information, warning signs, labels, and the like are excluded from this information, as are most references to the qualifications of people assigned to test workplace conditions or equipment.

em385.us is not the official or final authority to determine either NAVFAC/USACE EM385-1-1 nor OSHA compliance responsibilities, which are set forth in the EM385-1-1 Engineers Manual and the applicable OSHA standards themselves, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Because NAVFAC/USACE/OSHA regulations are constantly being added, deleted, and/or revised, you must not rely on this website as the official or final authority of NAVFAC/USACE/OSHA training requirements; you must refer to the official OSHA regulations available on the relevant governing bodies website.

Moreover, because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, the user should consult administrative interpretations and decisions by the US Military and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the courts. This information is also available on the relevant governing bodies websites.

Some US states have implemented their own OSHA-approved state plan OSHA program with regulations affecting employee training that could be different from Federal OSHA’s, so consult your state regulations where applicable, an example of this would be Tattoo Licensing Regulations.

In the absence of applicable training requirements for a particular work activity, hazardous substance, tool or piece of equipment or machinery, employers are encouraged to refer to the available manufacturers’ recommendations for safety training, as well as those listed in applicable voluntary consensus standards.

The information contained in this website is for informational purposes only, and should not be used to replace professional advice. Users of em385.us and their employers are responsible for how they choose to utilize this content, and COGNIZENSE LLP assumes no liability for the use or misuse of the information contained herein. 

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