COURSE 500: EM385-1-1 Safety & Health - Sections 1-6

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This is the first course in the 40-Hour EM385-1-1 Construction Safety Hazard Awareness Course for Contractors series and is designed to help you understand EM385-1-1, Safety and Health Requirements, Sections 1-6. Note: Completion of courses 500-504 is equivalent to the 40-Hour Construction Safety Hazard Awareness for Contractors Course.

The purpose of the training is to enhance the awareness of proposed and alternate Site Safety & Health Officers (SSHOs) performing awarded construction, service, and environmental contract work, and to provide all contractor on-site personnel an opportunity to obtain adequate knowledge to assess unsafe worksite conditions.

This course is designed primarily for contractors who work with federal government projects, but may be helpful for anyone. This basic training is designed to help those with little or no prior safety and health training.

Here's how it works:

  1. Study each course module. To start, click on the course "Modules" tab above. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the module quiz. Take your time and make sure you understand the course material.
  2. Answer the study questions. You can find the study questions within the "Study Questions" tab above or at the end of each study guide. Print the questions so that you can hunt for the answers as you read through the material.
  3. Complete and submit the course FINAL EXAM.
    • Final exams consist of 30 questions taken from the course.
    • The exam is OPEN BOOK. You can use your notes or the study guide to help answer questions you are unsure of.
    • You must pass the final exam with at least an 80% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
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Introduction

Welcome to the course

EM 385-1-1, USACE SAFETY AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

EM385-1-1 prescribes the safety and health requirements for all Corps of Engineers activities and operations. The "EM" in the manual's title means Engineers Manual.

The Department of Defense has mandated that EM385-1-1, Safety and Health Requirements, be the "primary document" for the safety parameters on all construction projects. Contractors working at military bases must comply with the requirements of USACE EM-385-1-1. All managers, supervisors, contractors, or construction personnel working on military contracts and any worker needing to be compliant with EM 385-1-1 regulations and compliance standards.

The manual applies to Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE) elements, major subordinate commands, districts, centers, laboratories, and field operating activities (FOA), as well as USACE contracts and those administered on behalf of USACE. Applicability extends to occupational exposure for missions under the command of the Chief of Engineers, whether accomplished by military, civilian, or contractor personnel.

The information in this course references EM 385-1-1, dated 30 November 2014.

Course Objectives

This course will cover the topics in Sections 1-6 and will inform and help you understand the following information related to each of these Sections:

  • Contractor responsibilities for designing, developing, and deploying an effective safety and health program that complies with the requirements of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • The required plans, programs, policies, processes, and procedures that help to ensure hazard free work on USACE facilities and projects.
  • The needed knowledge and skills to manage programs, recognize hazards, prevent accidents, inspect and enforce regulatory requirements.
  • Identify the skills required to identify, prevent, and correct potential and actual safety and health hazards on construction worksites.
  • The basic knowledge and skills needed to effectively review, analyze and evaluate contractor Accident Prevention Plans (APP) and Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA)
  • The Skills required to perform effective incident and accident mishap investigations, properly document the facts, and implement safety and health requirements of EM385-1-1.

Getting Started

To begin your online training, just click on the "Modules" tab above and follow the simple instructions.

Modules

Welcome to the course

Download each of the module study guides below as needed. Each study guide includes questions that will be on the final exam. The best way to study is to review each question and "hunt" for the answers. To help make sure you achieve a passing score, review all of the module questions just before taking the final exam. We have also included an optional video produced by NAVFAC. None of the exam questions are taken from the videos. You can also download the complete EM385-1-1, Safety and Health Requirements, for study.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: This course has been updated to include all study questions within each module study guide. Questions are no longer located in a separate tab. We reduced the total number of study questions by over half to more closely match sections emphasized by COE and NAVFAC. All questions within the study guides may also be on the final exam, so make sure you find the answers before taking the exam.

Course 500 Final Exam

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: This course has been updated to include all study questions within each module study guide. Questions are no longer located in a separate tab. We reduced the total number of study questions by over half to more closely match sections emphasized by COE and NAVFAC. All questions within the study guides may also be on the final exam, so make sure you find the answers before taking the exam.

Prepare to Pass!

After you have studied all of the course material and reviewed the study questions, take the final exam. We highly recommend you review all questions, because they are included in the question bank from which the 30 exam questions are randomly selected. To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum score of 80%.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, review the module study guide or web pages to find the correct answer. You can retake if you fail to achieve a passing score. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide the answers to missed questions to students. We do provide module section references for missed questions for study should you wish to retake the exam.

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