EM385-1-1 16 Hour Training

16-hour EM 385 1-1 course is a starter course covering the regulations and requirements of EM 385 1-1's manual's guidelines. This training will help military contractors comply with Army Corps of Engineers Contractor Safety and Health Requirements.

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EM 385-1-1 training is mandatory for all contractors working on military projects. Each year, SSHOs are required to complete at least eight hours of documented training on safety and health standards outlined in the EM 385-1-1 manual.

The primary goal of this course is to ensure workers receive the necessary training to meet their refresher training requirement and comply with USACE’s safety and health standards.

Course coverage includes:

  • Identify EM 385-1-1 regulations that SSHOs and contractors must observe when inspecting a worksite
  • Apply EM 385-1-1 standards toward the prevention of common hazards and worksite accidents
  • Choose appropriate engineering controls, safety monitoring systems and personal protective equipment (PPE) for USACE-contracted work
  • Explain best practices for safe equipment use during different worksite tasks

Compliant with OSHA Standards

Multiple OSHA Standards

This course content is compliant with relevant OSHA standards including: Personal Protective Equipmet (PPE), Electrical Hazards, Fall Protection, Work Platforms & Scaffolding, Safe Access, and Excavations & Trenching

16 Hour EM385-1-1 Training - Curriculum

1. Program Management, Sanitation, Medical, HAZCOM (EM385 Manual Sections 1-6)

Lessons in Module 1:

  • Program Management
  • NAVFAC AHA Process
  • Medical and First Aid Requirements
  • Temporary Facilities
  • Personal Protective and Safety Equipment

2. Accident & Fire Prevention, Welding, Electrical Hazards, Tool Safety (EM385 Manual Sections 7-13)

Lessons in Module 2:

  • Welding & Cutting
  • Electrical

3. Material & Load Handling, Rigging, Vehicles, Floating Plant & Marine (EM385 Manual Sections 14-19)

Lessons in Module 3:

  • Material Handling, Storage & Disposal
  • Vehicles, Machinery & Equipment

4. Pressurized Equipment, Fall Protection, Demolition, Safe Access, Excavations & Trenching (EM385 Manual Sections 20-26)

Lessons in Module 4:

  • Fall Protection
  • Work Platforms & Scaffolding
  • Demolition, Renovation & Re-occupancy
  • Safe Access, Ladders, Floor & Wall Openings, Stairs and Railing
  • Underground Construction (Tunnels), Shafts and Caissons
  • Excavations & Trenching


Training Time


13 Quizzes

EM385-1-1 Certificate of Compliance

Instant access and email delivery means you’re OSHA EM385-1-1 compliant immediately. Your certificate will be permanently stored in your account where it can be verified or re-printed at any time.

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