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EM 385-1-1 Online Course – 40 Hour

EM 385 Training Online

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If you are a contractor and plan to pursue any government contracts, this training is essential for compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Safety and Health Requirements Manual. That is the standard used by contracting officers and project managers who inspect or oversee your work. In our EM 385 40-hour training online course, you will learn essential safety and work protocols to help keep operations running smoothly.

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Our course is comprehensive and includes everything you need to know for EM 385 certification. There are no prerequisites. We ensure that you are ready to start submitting bids that meet approval criteria and have the knowledge necessary to avoid costly compliance mistakes.

When you complete our course, you will:

  • Comprehend the resources and purpose of OSHA.
  • Understand the OSH Act of 1970.
  • Know the inspection process and the priorities of it.
  • Understand the responsibilities and rights of workers and employers according to the OSH Act.
  • Know about falls, trips and slips associated with different surfaces.
  • Name the biggest hazards in the industry and identify how to avoid or control them.
  • Follow a program for fire prevention.
  • Know which liquids and gasses are flammable and combustible.
  • Outline all general safety standards and their requirements.
  • Recognize the dangers of chemicals and electrical hazards.
  • Understand the purpose of personal protective equipment and name PPE limitations.
  • Remember the critical elements of required health and safety plans.
  • Differences Between EM 385 and OSHA 29 CFR 1926

While this training may sound similar to OSHA 29 CFR 1926, there are several differences. EM 385 requires regular activity hazard analyses as well as the customized accident prevention plan mentioned previously. Also, EM 385 places a bigger importance on job site inspection and employee training for better accident prevention.

Unlike OSHA’s requirements, EM 385 mandates that trainers are required to submit detailed lists of subjects covered with the trainee. Continuing education is also required, and the requirements are stricter than OSHA’s. When it comes to confined spaces, EM 385 training takes a much more in-depth approach to training and requirements while OSHA simply requires alerting workers that they are entering a confined space. These are just a few examples of important differences that could affect you during a government construction project.

Who Should Get EM 385 Certification?

This training is required for anyone working on government construction projects. This includes:

  • Military employees
  • Government employees
  • Civilian contractors

Government agencies and military branches typically provide this training to their personnel. If you are a civilian contractor seeking bids, it is your responsibility to keep up on your training and provide proof of completion when you submit a bid.

Why EM 385-1-1 Training Is Important

In the event of a contracting officer finding a violation on a government construction project, you could be fined up to $2,000 per day until it is remedied, and your work will be halted until compliance is satisfied. Imagine that the violation takes 14 days or even a month to correct. The fine could greatly impact your profit.

EM 385 training also gives you the knowledge needed to successfully win a bid for government construction work. In many cases, your bid will be rejected if it does not include a site-specific safety plan that meets all EM 385-1-1 requirements.

The bottom line is that this course is a must if you want government contracts and want to avoid costly problems with federal agencies. The good news is that you will already know some of the requirements such as those for scaffolds, guarding machinery and electrical cord specifications if you have OSHA 29 CFR 1926 knowledge.

As an individual seeking personal enrichment, this training makes you more marketable to all construction employers and especially those with federal contracts. As a business owner, training your staff gives your company more credibility as a whole and also opens up new doors of opportunity outside of the private sector.

Also, the rigorous and in-depth safety training is valuable for promoting a safer working environment for everyone. To learn more about setting up your EM 385 training online, give us a call at 866-442-OSHA, or click the register button below to enroll in the course.

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