40-Hour EM 385-1-1 USACE Safety & Health (Updated for 2024)

About This Package

Our newly updated 40-Hour EM 385-1-1 training course offers a comprehensive overview of the latest Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Requirements manual, effective March 2024. This online program builds upon the previous edition, expanded to include additional topics, and reorganized content in an improved format.

Completing this course supports worker compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contractor Safety and Health Requirements. EM 385-1-1 compliance is a requirement for all contractors working on military contracts and projects. The updated curriculum covers important new topics like Rope Access, Uncrewed Aircraft, and Emergency Operations, ensuring thorough compliance with crucial safety measures.

Our EM 385-1-1 courses cover the regulations and requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EM 385-1-1 Manual. This training will help military contractors comply with USACE safety and health requirements for military and government contract work.

This EM 385 training course offers a thorough look at the health and safety regulations within the EM 385-1-1 manual. The course intends to meet requirements for worker compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Contractor Safety and Health Requirements. 

This course is for military and government employees and contractors who enforce the EM 385-1-1 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Safety and Health requirements.

Enroll in our online course for the latest EM 385-1-1 standards and guidelines, ensuring a safe work environment.

Topics Covered  

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Safety and Occupational Health Program Management for United States Army Corps of Engineers Personnel
  • Chapter 2: Safety and Occupational Health Program Management for Contractors
  • Chapter 3: Medical and First Aid
  • Chapter 4: Temporary Facilities
  • Chapter 5: Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment
  • Chapter 6: Hazardous or Toxic Agents and Environments
  • Chapter 7: Lighting 
  • Chapter 8: Accident Prevention Signs, Tags, Labels, Signals, and Traffic Control
  • Chapter 9: Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Chapter 10: Welding and Cutting
  • Chapter 11: Electrical
  • Chapter 12: Control of Hazardous Energy
  • Chapter 13: Hand and Power Tools
  • Chapter 14: Material Handling, Storage, Disposal, and Conveyors
  • Chapter 15: Rigging 
  • Chapter 16: Load Handling Equipment 
  • Chapter 17: Demolition, Renovation, and Re-Occupancy
  • Chapter 18: Vehicles, Machinery, and Mechanized Equipment
  • Chapter 19: Floating Plant and Marine Activities 
  • Chapter 20: Pressurized Equipment and Systems
  • Chapter 21: Fall Protection
  • Chapter 22: Work Platforms and Scaffolding
  • Chapter 23: Rope Access
  • Chapter 24: Safe Access
  • Chapter 25: Excavation and Trenching
  • Chapter 26: Underground Construction, Shafts, and Caissons
  • Chapter 27: Concrete, Masonry, Roofing, and Wood Construction
  • Chapter 28: Steel Erection 
  • Chapter 29: Blasting 
  • Chapter 30: Diving Operations 
  • Chapter 31: Tree Maintenance and Removal 
  • Chapter 32: Airfield and Aircraft Operations
  • Chapter 33: Uncrewed Aircraft
  • Chapter 34: Confined Space
  • Chapter 35: Sanitation
  • Chapter 36: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • Chapter 37: Emergency Operations
  • Course Summary

What You'll Learn 

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.

  • Select and use the appropriate PPE on USACE contracts and contracts executed under EM 385-1-1.
  • Describe proper methods for material handling, storage, and disposal.
  • Describe proper equipment and methods for fall protection.
  • Explain the requirements for safe access, use of ladders, and protection for floor and wall openings.
  • Describe proper methods for protection during excavation and trenching activities.
  • Describe safe use of hand and power tools.


What is 40-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training?

40-Hour EM 385-1-1 is an advanced level course that covers the EM 385-1-1 manual in detail. It covers a wide range of safety and health subjects that project supervisors or managers should be aware of such as program management, fall prevention, personal protective equipment, among others.

Who Should Take 40-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training? 

The 40-hour training is designed for managers, supervisors, contractors, and construction workers who work on military contracts and must adhere to USACE EM 385-1-1 laws and compliance standards.

When Will I Get My 40-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training Certificate?

You can instantly get your Certificate of Completion after successfully completing your EM 385-1-1 course and passing the final exam. Your certificate will not expire. However, you should verify with your employer or job contract to see if additional training is required.

Why Choose Us?

Our 100% online EM 385-1-1 course is taught by experienced instructors who have hands-on experience in the field. The instructors share real-life experiences. This 40-hour training package provides information comparative to the US Army Corps Safety and Health Requirements Manual, EM 385-1-1, and applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction standards for contractors, military, and government employees. 

Our EM 385-1-1 course grants our students 24/7 online access to their job site safety training courses. Course takers complete their training at their own pace, at any time, and from anywhere.

Course Prerequisite

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the OSH Act, the functions and resources of OSHA
  • Become aware of the OSHA inspection priorities and describe the inspection process
  • Know the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSH Act
  • Learn the major hazards associated with general industry work and how to avoid, protect or control them. This includes:
    • Slips, trips, falls associated with walking and working surfaces
    • Effective Egress and fire protection program
    • Outline the general requirements for general safety standards
    • Flammable and combustible liquids and gasses
    • Hazards of chemicals
    • Electrical hazards
  • Understand the value of personal protective equipment, usage and limitations
  • Learn the basic elements of a safety and health program


All quizzes must be passed with a 70% to proceed forward to the next lesson. No quiz can be failed three times, if you fail any quiz or exam three times you will be permanently locked out of the program online and will be forced to complete the course in the classroom.


The final exam must be passed with a 70% to successfully complete the course. If you fail any quiz or exam three times you will be permanently locked out of the program online and will be forced to complete the course in the classroom.


Once you complete the course, you will be provided with a completion certificate which will be available through your My Training page. Please be aware the certificate is not an official document.

40-Hour EM 385-1-1 USACE Safety & Health (Updated for 2024)


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