EM-385-1-1 Construction Safety Hazard Awareness for Contractors
This program introduces all managers, supervisors, contractors, or
construction personnel working on U.S. military contracts and any worker needing to be compliant
with EM 385-1-1 (2014) regulations and compliance standards.
This training 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 of this training
extends to occupational exposure for missions under the command of the Chief of Engineers, whether
accomplished by military, civilian, or contractor personnel.
When you complete the 40-hour EM-385-1-1 program, you will be able to:
Increase your marketability as a worker.
Works towards achieving employment as a government employee, member of the public, or with a company contracted through the USACE.
Meet the training requirements set forth by various companies within the United States.
Understand various federal safety and health regulations that will help you stay safe on the job.
After putting your management and employees through this program, you will be able to:
Ensure compliance with USACE regulations and standards.
Work towards achieving government contracts to grow your business.
Avoid penalties or contract losses due to non-compliance.
Increase project effectiveness and efficiency by keeping workers safe.
Reduce direct and indirect costs that can arise from employee turnover, injuries, and lack-of training.
Build a world-class safety culture which impacts your company's bottom line.
This online training program is designed for all managers, supervisors, contractors, and construction
personnel working on U.S. military contracts and any worker needing to be compliant with EM 385-1-1
regulations and compliance standards.
The EM 385-1-1 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.
There are several safety positions with different levels of responsibility in an Occupational Safety and
Health career path. Each advancing level typically requires higher levels of experience, education, and knowledge and
skills in leadership, business practices, safety and health, and communication and information technology.
OSHAcademy wants to help our students who want to learn about these career opportunities. This PDF brochure
will take a look five different positions at the typical qualifications, duties and education required for each
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provides 100% free access to all of our training courses and material. There is no fee to sign up, complete any of
our training courses, or to take the course exams. We do offer affordable prices if you want detailed exam results
and course or program certificates. Whether you just want free training or want to purchase one of our
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When you sign up for an OSHAcademy student account, you will be able to complete and track your training
using our online Learning Management System (LMS). Through your personal LMS dashboard, you will be able to
edit your account profile, track your individual training,
view exam scores,
and much more!
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Each course is organized into modules. Each module has a quiz designed to help the student self-assess their understanding
of the course content. After submitting their quiz answers, students receive immediate feedback. Quiz results are not recorded
and can be taken multiple times.
After studying the course material and taking the module quizzes, students can take the course exam. The course exam
is designed to test the students understanding of the course material. Course exams are composed of multiple choice questions
selected from our extensive question bank.
Students have two hours to complete the course exam.
The exam is open book. You can use your notes or the study guide to help answer questions as needed.
You must achieve a minimum score of 80% to pass the exam.
If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
Students are only allowed to take an exam three (3) times within a 48-hour period.
After the third attempt, students must wait 48 hours before attempting the exam again. During
this time, students should review the course material to improve their understanding.
If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam to raise your score.
OSHAcademy is generally recognized as an acceptable provider EM 385-1-1 training. However, the federal government and its agencies, including NAVFAC, as a general policy does not approve any contractor or safety training courses or programs and there is no official approval process. It is not the policy NAVFAC to approve or accept specific vendors that provide safety training.1 Government requirements are only that you must be educated in and comply with the safety standards. Upon completion of this training and payment for certificates is processed, students will receive certificates from OSHAcademy Safety and Health Training.
1 Letter dated 6/6/2011, NAVFAC Safety Program Manager, Mr. Tony Militello.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EM 385-1-1 (2014) does not require general refresher training.
As there is no general refresher requirement, OSHAcademy does not set an expiration for its 40-hour EM 385-1-1 program.
The USACE EM 385-1-1 (2014) does require topic-specific refresher training for the following sections:
Section 16 – Load Handling Equipment
Section 18 – Vehicles, Machinery, and Equipment
Section 19 – Floating Plant and Marine Activities
Section 21 – Fall Protection
Section 33 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
Please see each of these sections for topic-specific refresher training requirements.