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

Stay compliant with 2024 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) workplace safety and health standards with our 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 online course. Start today!

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  • For SSHOs who need to comply with USACE

  • Covers the 2024 EM 385-1-1 manual

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Discover the most current 24-hour EM 385-1-1 online training program, updated to match the 2024 EM 385-1-1 USACE manual revisions. This course offers a smoother learning experience and enables a complete understanding of safety and training regulations.

Effective March 15, 2024, completion of this training is required for both military personnel and contracted workers engaged in projects initiated after this date. 

This course covers safety officer roles, identification of hazardous conditions, formulation of accident prevention strategies, and utilization of hazard analysis forms. Also, it includes specific safety procedures such as PPE selection, material handling techniques, fall protection protocols, secure access methods, excavation safety measures, and proper tool usage. These enhancements ensure participants gain a deeper understanding of safety protocols compared to the previous curriculum, which primarily focused on awareness.

This training is recommended for civilian contractors, military personnel, and government employees and provides essential knowledge for navigating USACE compliance. Enroll today!

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Enhance the awareness of Site Safety & Health Officers (SSHOs) and other project personnel performing work on Federal construction, service, and environmental contracts, and to provide all contractor on-site personnel an opportunity to obtain adequate knowledge to assess unsafe worksite conditions.

  • How to properly prepare a site-specific Accident Prevention Plan (APP).

  • How to effectively serve as a site safety health official (SSHO).

  • Know the SSHO qualifications and responsibilities.

  • Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) forms and their development.

  • Site personnel training, incident response and reporting procedures, jobsite auditing, and hazard communication.

Students taking this EM 385-1-1 Safety & Health Topics online course will learn the following topics. More detailed and focused objectives are described within the content of each of the topics.

  1. Select and use the appropriate PPE on USACE contracts and contracts executed under EM 385-1-1.

  2. Describe proper methods for material handling, storage, and disposal.

  3. Describe proper equipment and methods for fall protection.

  4. Explain the requirements for safe access, use of ladders, and protection for floor and wall openings.

  5. Describe proper methods for protection during excavation and trenching activities.

  6. Describe safe use of hand and power tools.



Lesson 1: Safety and Occupational Health Program Management for United States Army Corps of Engineers Personnel (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 1) 

Lesson 2: Safety and Occupational Health Program Management for Contractors (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 2) 

Lesson 3: Medical and First Aid (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 3) 

Lesson 4: Temporary Facilities (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 4) 

Lesson 5: Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 5) 

Lesson 6: Welding and Cutting (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 10) 

Lesson 7: Electrical (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 11) 

Lesson 8: Hand and Power Tools (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 13) 

Lesson 9: Material Handling, Storage, Disposal, and Conveyors (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 14) 

Lesson 10: Demolition, Renovation, and Re-Occupancy (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 17) 

Lesson 11: Vehicles, Machinery, and Mechanized Equipment (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 18) 

Lesson 12: Fall Protection (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 21) 

Lesson 13: Work Platforms and Scaffolding (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 22) 

Lesson 14: Safe Access (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 24) 

Lesson 15: Excavation and Trenching (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 25) 

Lesson 16: Underground Construction, Shafts, and Caissons (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 26) 

Lesson 17: Confined Space (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 34) 

Lesson 18: Emergency Operations (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 37)

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24 hours

Who Should Take the Training?

Contractors and military and government employees


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 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training?

The 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training is an online program designed to provide comprehensive instruction on safety and training regulations outlined in the EM 385-1-1 USACE manual. This training covers a range of topics related to Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Requirements, ensuring participants understand key principles and practices to maintain a safe work environment on military and construction projects.

Who Should Take the 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training?

The 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training is essential for military personnel, contract workers, and construction professionals involved in projects governed by the EM 385-1-1 USACE manual. This includes safety officers, project managers, supervisors, and any individual responsible for ensuring compliance with safety regulations. Taking this training is mandatory for personnel engaged in projects initiated after March 15, 2024, as it equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to adhere to the latest safety standards and guidelines.

When Will I Receive My 24-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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