FAQS

Is EM 385-1-1 training right for me?

Anyone needing to be compliant with EM385-1-1 requirements should take this training. Examples of workers who must be EM385-1-1 compliant are:

  • Contractors working on military installations or Army Corps projects
  • Military or government employees who must enforce EM 385-1-1 standards
  • Military or government employees who must comply with EM 385-1-1 standards

What does EM stand for?

The EM in EM 385 means Engineers Manual.

Are these requirements mandatory?

Yes. The requirements listed in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manual are mandatory for anyone working on military contracts.

Is this the same as OSHA training?

Some requirements may be similar to, and in fact do address safety and health standards in OSHA requirements. However, there are specific Army Corps safety and health requirements that regular OSHA training does not address. These include accident prevention plans, penalties for non-compliance, jobsite inspections, employee training, safety management and more.

Are these courses approved?

This training is approved and accepted as EM 385-1-1 training through the American Safety Council. The federal government, including NAVFAC, does not approve training programs. Government requirements are only that you must be educated in the safety standards.

What does the material cover?

The EM 385-1-1 courses covers requirements set forth in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Safety and Health Manual (or the EM-385-1-1 Manual) and includes topics such as Accident Prevention Plans, Personal Protective and Safety Equipment, Motor Vehicles, Machinery and Mechanized Equipment, Fall Protection, Demolition and much more.

What do I need to start the training?

All you need is a computer and access to the internet and you can begin!

Do I have to take the online course in one sitting?

No, the course is available 24/7 and allows you to complete at your own pace. The system saves your progress each time you log off.

Is there a final exam?

The course material is designed with images and questions to enhance absorption. At the end of the course you will have a final exam, which requires 70% or better to pass. You have unlimited chances to pass the exam with no penalty!

What happens when I complete the training?

At the end of the course you will be able to download your official certificate of completion immediately!