24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training (Updated for 2024)

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24-Hour EM 385-1-1

Understand the safety best practices outlined in the 2024 EM 385 manual with this online safety and health course. Start now!


  • 100% Online, Self-Paced Course
  • USACE Compliance for Military Contractors
  • Covers 2024 EM 385-1-1 Manual

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 24 Hour(s) | Language: English | 5.0 (3 Reviews)

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About this Course

Explore the updated 24-hour EM 385-1-1 online training program, aligned with the 2024 EM 385-1-1 USACE manual changes. This updated course makes learning easier and better organized, so you can understand safety and training rules more effectively.

Starting from March 15, 2024, it's mandatory for military and contract workers on projects bid after this date to complete this training. Dive into a comprehensive curriculum covering Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Requirements, based on the latest EM 385 manual.

The new course objectives emphasize understanding the roles of safety officers, assessing unsafe conditions, creating accident prevention plans, and implementing hazard analysis forms. It also covers specific safety practices like selecting PPE, material handling, safe access, excavation safety, and tool usage. These changes enhance participants' grasp of safety protocols compared to the previous objectives, which focused more on awareness.

Elevate your understanding of the latest EM 385-1-1 standards and guidelines by enrolling in our online course.

What is 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training? 

EM 385-1-1 is the Engineer’s Manual released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The manual outlines the health and safety standards you must follow when working on military projects. 

Our 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training course instructs you on how to ensure the safest construction site possible. You’ll learn how to:  

  • Make Site Health and Safety Officers (SSHOs) aware of unsafe worksite conditions 
  • Properly prepare site-specific Accident Prevention Plans (APP) 
  • Prepare Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) forms.  

You will also understand how to conduct site personnel training, create incident response reports, perform jobsite auditing, and initiate hazard communication.  

Who Should Take 24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training?  

This training was designed for employees and contractors, such as managers, supervisors and team leads, who are working on military projects and need to comply with EM 385-1-1 regulations.  

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Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion 


Who Should Take the Training?

Contractors and military and government employees  


Course Format

100% online


Course Access

Courses Available 24/7


Standards Covered

EM 385-1-1 


Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go 



Support available by email, phone, or chat


Course Updates

Content is updated and current 

Topics Covered


Lesson 1: Safety and Occupational Health Program Management for United States Army Corps of Engineers 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: Temporary Facilities (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 4)

Lesson 5: Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 5)

Lesson 6: Welding and Cutting (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 10)

Lesson 7: Electrical (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 11)

Lesson 8: Hand and Power Tools (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 13)

Lesson 9: Material Handling, Storage, Disposal, and Conveyors (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 14)

Lesson 10: Demolition, Renovation, and Re-Occupancy (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 17)

Lesson 11: Vehicles, Machinery, and Mechanized Equipment (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 18)

Lesson 12: Fall Protection (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 21)

Lesson 13: Work Platforms and Scaffolding (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 22)

Lesson 14: Safe Access (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 24)

Lesson 15: Excavation and Trenching (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 25)

Lesson 16: Underground Construction, Shafts, and Caissons (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 26)

Lesson 17: Confined Space (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 34)

Lesson 18: Emergency Operations (EM 385-1-1 Chapter 37)

Course Summary

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • The responsibilities of Site Safety & Health Officers (SSHOs), Collateral Duty Safety Officers (CDSOs), and other project personnel performing work on Federal construction, service, and environmental contracts.
  • How to assess unsafe worksite conditions. 
  • How to properly prepare a site-specific Accident Prevention Plan (APP). 
  • Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) forms and their development. 
  • Site personnel training, incident response and reporting procedures, jobsite auditing, and hazard communication. 

Students taking this online course will learn the following topics. More detailed and focused objectives are described within the content of each of the topics. 

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


Which EM 385-1-1 Training Course Should I Take?   

Site Safety Health Officers (SSHOs) working on sites regulated by EM 385-1-1 need 40 hours of training in compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Contractor Safety and Health Requirements.   

If you're a supervisor, crew leader, or manager working these sites, you need the 24-hour course instead. If you're a non-supervisory employee, then the 16-hour course is sufficient.  

For your annual refresher training, you’ll need to complete an 8-hour course.  

When Does My Course Expire? 

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise.  

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How Quickly Will I Get My Certificate of Completion?  

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.    

What Can I Do If I Lose My Certificate?  

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or support@360training.com.   

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If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet: 

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request. 
  • You have NOT: 
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam. 
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion. 
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course. 

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to support@360training.com with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund. 

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