8-Hour EM 385-1-1 Refresher Training

Complete your 8-Hour EM 385-1-1 Refresher Training completely online. Our program meets USACE compliance training requirements. Get started today!

  • Meets USACE training requirements
  • Made for Site Safety Health Officers
  • Cutting-edge, modern course design
  • Instantly print completion certificate
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EM 385-1-1 8-Hour Refresher Training is designed to update individuals on the health and safety standards outlined in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EM 385-1-1 manual. This training is essential for Site Safety & Health Officers (SSHOs) and others working on military projects, as it ensures compliance with USACE Safety & Health regulations.  

SSHOs are required to complete 8 hours of safety and health coursework annually, and this course satisfies that requirement. It provides a comprehensive review of core safety concepts, offering valuable tips and best practices to maintain a secure construction site and reduce injuries and accidents. This course covers topics such as medical and first aid, personal protective equipment, material handling, fall protection and more. Enroll today! 

Learning Outcomes

Topics Covered

  • Program Overview
  • Medical and First Aid
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Material Handling
  • Fall Protection
  • Safe Access
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Hand and Power Tools

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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. 



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