Published: August 6, 2021

Why Do I Need to Know About EM 385-1-1?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work under a military contract? Well, were adding a 16-hour EM 385-1-1 course to the Hard Hat Training Series! The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the main organization in charge of coordinating and carrying out military engineering projects like construction, environmental clean-up, and research and development. The Corps publishes and updates the EM 385-1-1 safety manual, which contains the safety standards enforced on all military projects. The standards in this manual are similar to the OSHA standards, but they are generally stricter. On military projects, the Corps of Engineers’ standards take precedence over the OSHA standards. Anyone involved with military projects must understand and follow these safety standards. This includes military and government employees, and any contractors who have contracts with the Corps of Engineers.

How Much Training Will I Need?

Training requirements vary depending on the role of the person taking the training. Collateral Duty Safety Officers, for example, have to complete 24 hours of EM 385-1-1 training every four years. For pretty much everyone else, though, a 16-hour introductory course can fulfill their training requirement. It’s the quickest and most affordable way to train employees and supervisors working on military projects.

What Can I Expect from this Training?

Our course is designed to help workers and supervisors understand the purpose of the EM 385-1-1 safety manual while giving them the knowledge and skills to abide by it. It covers the most relevant and widely applicable topics. Users will learn how to create safety programs, manage buildings and vehicles, and protect employees at heights and in confined spaces. It also uses plenty of pictures and infographics to give a better explanation of what safety practices are actually required under the USACE’s standards. It’s comprehensive, informative, and user-friendly. Look for it in our online training catalog soon!

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