EMB 385-1-1 Army Corps of Engineers Compliance
OSHA Pros USA is offering a comprehensive online training-course for those working on military contracts or projects. This course covers all facets of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Safety and Health Requirements manual, otherwise known as Manual No. 385-1-1 (EM 385-1-1). The manual is far-reaching in its scope of requirements, including addendums for project management, bids, payment, service, supply, and research and development within the umbrella of USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Those parties whose contracts would be affected by the standards outlined in this course, include:
• Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE) elements
• Major subordinate commands, districts, centers, laboratories, and field operating activities (FOA)
• USACE contracts and those administered on behalf of USACE
• Site Safety and Health Officers (SSHOs) who are employed on contracts governed by EM 385-1-1 (required annual training, per: Section 01.A.17.d, provided)
This forty-hour course will address all sections of the manual, including the various safety and health requirements which exist concurrently with The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards, including but not limited to:
• Medical and First Aid
• P.P.E. (Personal, Protective, and Safety Equipment)
• Establishment of Temporary Facilities
• Hazardous or Toxic Agents and Environments (HAZWOPER)
• Accident Prevention Signage and Traffic Control
• Fire Prevention and Protection
• Welding and Cutting
• Hand and Power Tools
• Material Handling
• Load Handling Equipment (LHE) and Conveyors
• Confined Space
About EMB 385-1-1
EM 385-1-1 was drafted and published by USACE, in conjunction with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). The most recent edition, revised and published in 2014, amended and expanded upon many of the processes outlined in the 2008 edition. EM 385-1-1 contains an addendum which addresses the protocol for any bids which fall into the interim between amendments of the manual.
Though many OSHA standards are inherently addressed within the subject matter of the manual, several of those standards are expounded upon in specialized sub-sections. The depth of information provided in this training surpasses the general survey of OSHA standards which is usually provided in a “refresher” course. As such, the breadth of information provided in a course such as this one can serve as a reference tool for various other training courses, including specialized certification in many of the key-sections of EM 385-1-1. If you are a worker who is considering specialization or certification in any of the disciplines outlined within EM 385-1-1, this training course could prove to be an invaluable resource.
One of the most valuable aspects of this training course is in the instruction it provides for program management and emergency planning/protocol. As part of compliance with EM 385-1-1, program managers (PMs) are required to outline an Accident Prevention Plan (APP) or Project Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Plan and to implement it with transparency to all project stakeholders. Training, to this end, addresses a wide variety of potential liabilities and can prove to be the difference between company violation/employee injury and compliance.
Besides being a mandatory training, the information covered in a course like this can provide a crucial base of knowledge for any contractor, safety leader, project manager, or general employee, whether he or she is employed in a military capacity, or not. The specificity with which many of the various USACE standards of EM 385-1-1 are addressed in this training course has applications in other work-environments. Many of the standards discussed in this training course are contextualized by real-life workers, sharing their personal experiences and understanding of the subject matter. The unique perspective offered in this training course is not only requisite but a valuable and sustaining education that can serve the student throughout their career. Take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in this course at a $75 discount, NOW.