8-Hour EM 385-1-1 Refresher Training (Updated for 2024)

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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 2024 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!

Who Needs to Take This Course?

This course was designed for Site Safety Health Officers (SSHOs) who need their annual training or anyone else who needs a refresher on the essential elements of the EM 385 manual. Get started today!

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Lesson 1: Safety and Occupational Health Program Management for USACE 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: Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 5) 

Lesson 5: Electrical (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 11) 

Lesson 6: Hand and Power Tools (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 13) 

Lesson 7: Material Handling, Storage, Disposal, and Conveyors (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 14) 

Lesson 8: Fall Protection (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 21) 

Lesson 9: Safe Access (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 24) 

Lesson 10: Excavation and Trenching (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 25) 

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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. 

When Will I Receive My 8-Hour EM 385-1-1 Refresher Training Certificate?

Upon successfully completing the EM 385-1-1 Refresher 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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