16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training (Updated for 2024)

Learn how to comply with USACE standards with our 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training. Covers hazards, equipment, best practices, and more. Enroll now!

  • Meets USACE training requirements
  • Addresses health and safety standards
  • Cutting-edge course formatting
  • Features engaging games and quizzes 
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EM 385 training refers to safety and health training programs designed to comply with the guidelines outlined in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety and Health Requirements Manual, also known as EM 385-1-1. This manual establishes health and safety standards for contractors, employees, and various personnel involved in military projects. EM 385 training programs aim to educate individuals on these standards, ensuring a safe working environment and compliance with USACE regulations.

This 16-hour EM 385-1-1 course serves as an introductory program, addressing the regulations and guidelines outlined in the EM 385-1-1 manual. Designed to assist military contractors, this training ensures compliance with Army Corps of Engineers Contractor Safety and Health Requirements. This course covers topics such as identifying Site Health and Safety Officers (SSHOs), proper handling, storage, and disposal of potentially hazardous materials, selecting the right equipment for fall safety, and implementing best practices for working safely in confined spaces. Get started today! 

Learning Outcomes

Topics Covered

  • Program Management
  • Medical and First Aid
  • Temporary Facilities
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Electrical
  • Material Handling
  • Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment
  • Fall Protection
  • Work Platforms and Scaffolding
  • Demolition and Renovation
  • Safe Access
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Confined Space Entry

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Which EM 385-1-1 Training Course Do I Need?

Determining the appropriate EM 385 training depends on your role on EM 385-1-1 regulated sites. If you are a Site Safety & Health Officer (SSHO), supervisor, crew leader, or manager, the 40-hour training is mandatory. Supervisors, crew leaders, or managers who are not SSHOs should opt for the 24-hour course. For non-supervisory employees, the 16-hour course is sufficient. Additionally, everyone involved in EM 385-1-1 regulated sites must complete an 8-hour refresher training every year. 

What is the 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training?

The 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training is a specialized program designed to provide comprehensive instruction on safety and health protocols in accordance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety and Health Requirements Manual, also known as EM 385-1-1. This training course covers essential topics such as hazard recognition, risk assessment, and proper procedures for ensuring a safe working environment on military projects.

The 16-Hour course is considered a starter course for individuals to learn the regulations and guidelines outlined in the EM 385-1-1 manual. Through interactive learning modules, practical examples, and case studies, attendees will learn how to implement best practices for mitigating hazards, promoting safety compliance, and fostering a culture of safety in their workplaces.

Who Should Take the 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training?

The 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training is recommended for a wide range of individuals involved in military projects, including:

  1. Civilian contractors working on military construction projects.

  2. Military personnel responsible for overseeing safety compliance on military installations.

  3. Government employees involved in planning, design, or execution of military projects.

  4. Safety professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of USACE safety regulations and requirements.

  5. Anyone involved in the management or supervision of construction activities on military sites.

Ultimately, anyone working in an environment subject to the regulations outlined in the EM 385-1-1 manual can benefit from completing this training program to ensure compliance and promote a safe working environment.

When Will I Receive My 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training Certificate?

Upon successful completion of the EM 385-1-1 course and passing the final exam, you'll instantly receive your Certificate of Completion. Your certificate remains valid indefinitely, but it's advisable to confirm with your employer or contract regarding additional training requirements.



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